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: http://bit.ly/aVMRde 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…


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More download manager under the covers

I’ve received the following question enought that I decided it would make a good blog post. Q. Why does the installation process say that it needs to download XX MB when I’ve either got the packages locally or if I am using the full redist package? A. This is really a formality of how we…

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When I try to download .NET Framework 3.0 GOLD my computer says that this isn’t a Windows 32 application.

Commonly this is caused by the installation program you’ve downloaded to become corrupted in the download. By redownloading to either a different location you should be able to fix this issue.  Another common remedy for this issue is to download the redistributable package corresponding to your architecture: To download the full redistributable package, rather than…

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.NET Framework 3.0 available for download

Last night .NET Framework 3.0 was made available for download. See the following links:  .NET Framework Setup forum Announcement .NET Framework 3.0 Deployment Guide .NET Framework MSDN Announcement These announcements declare the really cool event that .NET Framework 3.0 is finally Released!  YAY!!!!