SDK 8.1 troubles

Hey there,

This is the message i get.
i already installed developement kit for game developement via visual studio installer.
As well as i installed a winsdksetup.exe which i found in the UE4 AnswerHub. I dont have any ideas left. Can you help me?
Im running Win 10 and UE 4.18

The project could not be compiled.
Would you like to open it in Visual

Running C:/Program Files/Epic
SpaceGame Development Win64
-editorrecompile -progress -NoHotReloadFromIDE Creating makefile for SpaceGame (no existing makefile)
Performing full C++ include scan (no
include cache file) @progress push 5%
Parsing headers for SpaceGameEditor
Running UnrealHeaderTool
-LogCmds=“loginit warning, logexit warning, logdatabase error”
-Unattended -WarningsAsErrors -installed Reflection code generated for SpaceGameEditor in 7,5701337
seconds @progress pop ERROR: Windows
SDK v8.1 must be installed in order to
build this target.


Make sure you have all the necessary packages installed in your Visual Studio. First, Install the latest version of Visual Studio (Community or any edition). If you already have the latest version on your system, then open Visual studio and inside it, click on Tools > Get Tools and Features to open the Visual Studio Installer (alternatively you can open it from Start > Search for Visual Studio Installer). Inside the installer and Workloads tab, make sure all 3 components of Windows category are checked. Scroll down and check Game development with C++ as well. Next, go to the Individual components tab, scroll down to SDKs, libraries, and frameworks and make sure that Windows 8.1 SDK is also checked. Install it and try again. Hopefully, your C++ projects should compile now without any issues.