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…