Handmade Hero » Forums » Code » Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
bjarkeck
Bjarke Elias
8 posts
#14052 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago Edited by Bjarke Elias on Jan. 21, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

I've installed Visual Studio 2017 Community Edition, with a lot of modules installed, just to be sure safe. And everything compiled just fine when we build it from visual studio.
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#include <windows.h>

int CALLBACK WinMain(HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nCmdShow)
{
  return(0);
}


However when compiling through a bat file, using cl fileName.cpp I get the following error:

Here is the relevant part of my setup.bat

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call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall" x64


And when I try and run
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cl win32_handmade.cpp


I get the following error
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Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 19.12.25834 for x64
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

win32_handmade.cpp
win32_handmade.cpp(1): fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory


I've been stuck for hours on this one, could anyone point me in the right direction?

So far so good. Stuck on day one :D Only 500 days left. No, but really, I'm so excited about this series!


mrmixer
Simon Anciaux
382 posts
#14053 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago

Either you're missing Windows.h in the Visual Studio directory, or you don't have access to it.

In the console after calling setup.bat, could you type "set" ?
It should print a list of your environment variables. In those there should be one called INCLUDE and it should look something like this:
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INCLUDE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.11.25503\include;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\ucrt;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\shared;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\um;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\winrt;

If it does, could you look in one of those folder if there is a file called Windows.h (should be in C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\um ). If there isn't you may want to try reinstalling Visual Studio.

If the file is present, you may not have access to it. Close any program that might have a lock on the file. Try running your command prompt with administrator privilege (normally it's not necessary).

As a test, you might also try to copy the windows.h file in your code directory and change
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#include <windows.h>
by
#include "windows.h"

But I wouldn't recommend that as a permanent solution (and since that file include other files it might not work).

Note that at least two peoples had issues recently with that error with files they have access to (here and here) but those file were not Visual Studio files.
mmozeiko
Mārtiņš Možeiko
1693 posts
1 project
#14054 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago

I suspect OP simply doesn't have correct Windows SDK installed. There is no need to reinstall whole Visual Studio. Just run installer and check if you have "Windows 10 SDK (10.0.16299.0) for Desktop C++ [x86 and x64]" installed.
bjarkeck
Bjarke Elias
8 posts
#14055 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago Edited by Bjarke Elias on Jan. 21, 2018, 9:07 p.m.

Thanks a bunch!

This is what was in my include when I typed in SET:

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INCLUDE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.12.25827\include;


I then modified it to match the one you provided:

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set INCLUDE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.12.25827\include;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\ucrt;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\shared;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\um;C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10\include\10.0.16299.0\winrt


Only changed one version number, to match the one I have installed. Otherwise, all paths are valid, and windows.h do exist in the um folder.

And now when I run cl win32_handmade.cpp I get:
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cl win32_handmade.cpp
Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 19.12.25834 for x64
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

win32_handmade.cpp
Microsoft (R) Incremental Linker Version 14.12.25834.0
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

/out:win32_handmade.exe
win32_handmade.obj
LINK : fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'uuid.lib'

d:\CTest\code>


I'll continue to investigate and check out the posts you've linked. Thanks again for getting me closer.
bjarkeck
Bjarke Elias
8 posts
#14056 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago Edited by Bjarke Elias on Jan. 21, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

mmozeiko
I suspect OP simply doesn't have correct Windows SDK installed. There is no need to reinstall whole Visual Studio. Just run installer and check if you have "Windows 10 SDK (10.0.16299.0) for Desktop C++ [x86 and x64]" installed.


You are probably right. I'll try and install that one instead :) https://jumpshare.com/v/wEuSEPGocSU9a2xSeEsx
bjarkeck
Bjarke Elias
8 posts
#14059 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago

No luck :/ Same error. It did get another default set INLCUDE - after running the vcvarsall x64 with the new SDK.

Which looks like this:

[Code]"INCLUDE=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.12.25827\ATLMFC\include;C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.12.25827\include;"[/Code]

But no windows.h is located in any of those folders, and if I manually add the INCLUDE path to where windows.h is located, I get the cannot open file 'uuid.lib' again.
mmozeiko
Mārtiņš Možeiko
1693 posts
1 project
#14060 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago

Try installing "Windows 8.1 SDK" and then running
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call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall" x64 8.1

bjarkeck
Bjarke Elias
8 posts
#14061 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago Edited by Bjarke Elias on Jan. 21, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

Tried, That gave me:

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**********************************************************************
** Visual Studio 2017 Developer Command Prompt v15.5.3
** Copyright (c) 2017 Microsoft Corporation
**********************************************************************
[ERROR:winsdk.bat] Windows SDK 8.1 : 'include' not found
The system cannot find the path specified.
[ERROR:VsDevCmd.bat] *** VsDevCmd.bat encountered errors. Environment may be incomplete and/or incorrect. ***


Tried installing everything that sounded slightly relevant, but still get all of the above errors as before. Perhaps format c: would be a good command to run at this point^^
mmozeiko
Mārtiņš Možeiko
1693 posts
1 project
#14062 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago

Did you install everything in default locations? I believe VS doesn't like when it is installed in custom location.
Do you maybe have bad anti-virus running in background that blocks something?

Can you check registry for folliwing values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Micosoft\Microsoft SDKs\Windows:
- does it have v10.0 with InstallationFolder key pointing to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10" ?
- does it have v8.1 with InstallationFolder key pointing to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1 ?

Do both of these folders contain "include\um" and "lib\VERSION\um\x64" folders?
bjarkeck
Bjarke Elias
8 posts
#14079 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago Edited by Bjarke Elias on Jan. 22, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

mmozeiko
Did you install everything in default locations? I believe VS doesn't like when it is installed in custom location.
Do you maybe have bad anti-virus running in background that blocks something?

Can you check registry for folliwing values in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Micosoft\Microsoft SDKs\Windows:
- does it have v10.0 with InstallationFolder key pointing to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\10" ?
- does it have v8.1 with InstallationFolder key pointing to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.1 ?

Do both of these folders contain "include\um" and "lib\VERSION\um\x64" folders?


- I have not installed anything at a custom location, have installed.
- Both keys looks good in regedit
- Tried disabling both windows firewall and virus protection - still same error ": fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file 'uuid.lib'"
- both "include\um" and "lib\VERSION\um\x64" exists in C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\VERSION\

Do I have a bad vcvarsall.bat maybe?

Don't know if this might be relevant, but this is what my SET's looks like after running
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call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall" x64 8.1

and
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call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall" x64


Where the difference is this: https://jumpshare.com/v/StKVmqITRsFUqsxgRIoh


For :
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call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall" x64 8.1


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And for:
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call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall" x64

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   DESKTOP-M7R6QQG
USERDOMAIN_ROAMINGPROFILE=
   DESKTOP-M7R6QQG
USERNAME=
   Bjarke
USERPROFILE=
   C:\Users\Bjarke
VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH=
   C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\
VCIDEInstallDir=
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\IDE\VC\
VCINSTALLDIR=
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\
VCToolsInstallDir=
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Tools\MSVC\14.12.25827\
VCToolsRedistDir=
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Redist\MSVC\14.12.25810\
VCToolsVersion=
   14.12.25827
VisualStudioVersion=
   15.0
VS140COMNTOOLS=
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\
VS150COMNTOOLS=
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\Common7\Tools\
VSCMD_ARG_app_plat=
   Desktop
VSCMD_ARG_HOST_ARCH=
   x64
VSCMD_ARG_TGT_ARCH=
   x64
VSCMD_VER=
   15.5.3
VSINSTALLDIR=
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\
VSSDK150INSTALL=
   C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VSSDK
windir=
   C:\WINDOWS
WindowsLibPath=
   References\CommonConfiguration\Neutral
WindowsSDKLibVersion=
   winv6.3\
WindowsSDKVersion=
   \
__DOTNET_ADD_64BIT=
   1
__DOTNET_PREFERRED_BITNESS=
   64
__VSCMD_PREINIT_PATH=
   d:\CTest;
   
mmozeiko
Mārtiņš Možeiko
1693 posts
1 project
#14082 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago Edited by Mārtiņš Možeiko on Jan. 22, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Your PATH seems to be broken. It normally should contain C:\Windows and C:\Windows\System32 folders as minimum. And bunch more depending on what software you have installed.

Are you overriding it somewhere?

Not sure if this is relevant to your issue... it could be that vsvarsall.bat cannot find some tool because PATH is broken, that's why it ignores finding & setting up SDK folders.
bjarkeck
Bjarke Elias
8 posts
#14105 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
5 months ago

Here is how it looks before running vcvarsall:

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C:\ProgramData
APPDATA=C:\Users\Bjarke\AppData\Roaming
CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
CommonProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
CommonProgramW6432=C:\Program Files\Common Files
COMPUTERNAME=DESKTOP-M7R6QQG
ComSpec=C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe
DEVPATH=C:\ProgramData\Red Gate\.NET Reflector\DevPath
FSHARPINSTALLDIR=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\F#\4.1\Framework\v4.0\
GTK_BASEPATH=C:\Program Files (x86)\GtkSharp\2.12\
HOMEDRIVE=C:
HOMEPATH=\Users\Bjarke
LOCALAPPDATA=C:\Users\Bjarke\AppData\Local
LOGONSERVER=\\DESKTOP-M7R6QQG
NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=8
OneDrive=C:\Users\Bjarke\OneDrive
OS=Windows_NT
Path=C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common;C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\;C:\Program Files (x86)\GtkSharp\2.12\bin;C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\130\Tools\Binn\;C:\Program Files\dotnet\;C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin;C:\Program Files\Git\cmd;C:\Program Files\nodejs\;C:\Users\Bjarke\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps;;C:\Users\Bjarke\AppData\Local\Programs\Fiddler;C:\Program Files\Microsoft VS Code\bin;C:\Users\Bjarke\AppData\Roaming\npm
PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC
PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=AMD64
PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3, GenuineIntel
PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
PROCESSOR_REVISION=3c03
ProgramData=C:\ProgramData
ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
ProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)
ProgramW6432=C:\Program Files
PROMPT=$P$G
PSModulePath=C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules;C:\WINDOWS\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules
PUBLIC=C:\Users\Public
SESSIONNAME=Console
SystemDrive=C:
SystemRoot=C:\WINDOWS
TEMP=C:\Users\Bjarke\AppData\Local\Temp
TMP=C:\Users\Bjarke\AppData\Local\Temp
USERDOMAIN=DESKTOP-M7R6QQG
USERDOMAIN_ROAMINGPROFILE=DESKTOP-M7R6QQG
USERNAME=Bjarke
USERPROFILE=C:\Users\Bjarke
VBOX_MSI_INSTALL_PATH=C:\Program Files\Oracle\VirtualBox\
VS140COMNTOOLS=C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\Tools\
windir=C:\WINDOWS



I could try and uninstall everything again, and see if get a visual studio 1015 installer. Maybe that will install and setup things properly.

If that doesn't work, then I'll do the right thing and format c: and install Linux Mint^^ Which I've been wanting to switch to for a while. Can't wait to see what sort of problems I'll have then hehe. I could always follow the series on a VirtualBox on Linux.
mmozeiko
Mārtiņš Možeiko
1693 posts
1 project
#14107 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
4 months, 4 weeks ago Edited by Mārtiņš Možeiko on Jan. 23, 2018, 11:59 p.m.

How does "d:\CTest" get into PATH? Its not there by default. And I don't think vsvarsall.bat is setting it. I'm guessing that somebody who is putting d:\ctest into PATH is dropping all the other values.

Not sure if this is an issue, but you have empty folder in PATH - two semicolons next to each other.
bjarkeck
Bjarke Elias
8 posts
#14129 Day 001 - Setting Up the Windows Build - "fatal error C1083: Cannot open include file: 'windows.h': No such file or directory"
4 months, 4 weeks ago

mmozeiko
How does "d:\CTest" get into PATH? It's not there by default. And I don't think vsvarsall.bat is setting it. I'm guessing that somebody who is putting d:\ctest into PATH is dropping all the other values.


Oh god. That was it. I am so embarrasse! In my setup.bat, I was overriding the PATH.

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set PATH=d:\CTest;
call "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\2017\Community\VC\Auxiliary\Build\vcvarsall" x64
cd /d d:\CTest\code


I remember that I, to begin with, was overriding the path after calling vcvarsall, which gave an error when calling cl file.cpp. So I just moved the set path one line up, and though I've fixed the problem as it now sort of worked.

And I see now that I just forgot to add the %path% at the end.

Thank you so much for your help! Of course it was simply at the end. I should just have shared my entire setup.bat, to begin with^^ doh.