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: http://www.file-upload.net/ Then send me a link to the logs. aaronru(a)microsoft_dot_com


Interesting Links VS 2010 B2

Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 Forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/setupprerelease/threads   Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Readme: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=166199   Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Installing and maintaining Visual Studio documents: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/e2h7fzkw(VS.100).aspx   Connect Bugs: https://connect.microsoft.com/visualstudio?wa=wsignin1.0   Microsoft VS/.NET Log Collection Tool: http://go.microsoft.com/?LinkId=8967044


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…


Will start blogging about Visual Studio 2010 Beta1

So, first I want to thank all of you who have been coming to my blog for .NET Framework related solutions. I’ve been sort of quiet on blogging for the past several months, because I transitioned over to Visual Studio 2010 Deployment and have been gaining knowledge and expertise on that product.  Well to be…