Visual Studio 2010 installation support with Bit Locker

I’ve seen a number of Tweets with regards to not being able to install Visual Studio 2010 on OS with Bit Locker enabled.  This issue was discussed in the Visual Studio 2010 Readme: section: “2.1.9 Visual Studio 2010 fails to install on a BitLocker-enabled hard disk when Protection is On” The known issue is when…


Aaron Ruckman – How do you like my brand?

When you think about Aaron Ruckman, what does that make you think, feel, do? Do you like Aaron’s Brand?  please leave me some comments to tell me how you feel about my brand.  I am doing this to prepare for a Marketing MBA Midterm.  Any feedback you provide will be appreciated. 🙂

Upgrade instructions for moving from Visual Studio 2010 RC to RTM

If you evaluated Visual Studio 2010 RC, you will be happy to hear that no reformatting is required simply open the “uninstall Programs” (or previously “Add/Remove Programs”) and uninstall all Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 RC programs Then you are free to install one of the Visual Studio 2010 RTM offerings. However if you wish to complete clean…

Unable to install Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 due to VC 9.0 runtime.

Problem: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 (Express, Professional, Premium or Ultimate SKUs) results in a failed setup. If the dd_error_*100.txt contains the following: [11/25/09,09:24:37] VC 9.0 Runtime (x86): [2] Setup detection logic indicates that this component is NOT installed, but MSI indicates that it IS already installed.  This is usually caused by an incompatible previous…


Visual Studio and .NET Framework do not support installing via app compat modes.

Symptoms Visual Studio 2010 and/or .NET Framework 4.0 setup fails with 1603 error code or blocks running in Program Compatibility Mode.   Windows Program Compatibility Assistant indicates that Visual Studio setup might not have installed correctly and prompts to reinstall using recommended setting (program compatibility mode). Workaround Visual Studio setup cannot run in program compatibility…


Guidance on sending Aaron Ruckman Setup logs

Run the collect tool to collect and gather logs. I use Windows LiveTM SkyDrive to post my logs, applications, etc. It is free and easy to use. I’ve seen others use: Then send me a link to the logs. aaronru(a)microsoft_dot_com

Interesting Links VS 2010 B2

Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Forum:   Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Readme:   Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Installing and maintaining Visual Studio documents:   Connect Bugs:   Microsoft VS/.NET Log Collection Tool:

Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 if you’ve already installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and you don’t want to flatten your box.

If you evaluated Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you will be happy to hear that no reformatting is required. Additionally, a simple path exists to upgrade Beta2 on the same machine. It involves uninstalling your Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 product and then installing one of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 offerings.   Given the nature…


Guidance to upgrade from Windows Vista and to Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Installed

Hi everyone, The following will implement preventative measures and will avoid an unusable Visual Studio 2010 on your brand new Windows 7 OS if upgrading from Windows Vista.  Please note that .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 has resolved this issue. If you upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista with the .NET Framework 4 Beta 1 installed, your…


Please do not install Visual Studio 2010 in compatibility mode.

Issue We’ve seen a number of people attempt to install Visual Studio 2010 in compatibility mode on Vista and Windows 7. This results in strange behavior, like setup not installing on Vista/Windows 7 and resulting in messages like: Windows XP SP2 is not installed. How do I run in compatibility mode? There are 3 ways…