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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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…

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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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When installing .NET Framework 3.5 on Vista what does the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 on Vista error code 1058 mean and how do I work around it?

If you see an error like: [05/20/08,14:05:17] Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (CBS): ***ERRORLOG EVENT*** : Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0SP1 (CBS). MSI returned error code 1058 [05/20/08,14:05:17] Setup.exe: GetGlobalCustomProperty – Property: {BBE1827C-F2FD-4FDA-A6D6-C83B62FFFDCA} – PropertyName: compfailed – Value: 0 Then that is a known issue with your machine having the IIS server…

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.NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5 installation will fail if the Print Spooler is not running on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003

One of the .NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5 prerequisite packages requires that the Print Spooler service is running in the “Started” State. If the Print Spooler Service is not running, the .NET Framework 3.0 or 3.5 installation will fail. To resolve this issue   Start the Print Spooler service before you install the .NET Framework….

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.NET framework 3.0 SP1 & 3.5 download managers

.NET Framework 3.0 SP1 & 3.5 released with a small webdownload, which then manages the installation of .NET Framework across all supported OS and architectures. This Blog will explain what they are and how to use them in your role as an end-user, Administrator and ISV. For End Users, we expect that you will get the .NET…

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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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Downloading and installing .NET Framework 2.0 results in a not a windows application error

Most of the time this issue points back to a corrupted download.  Redowndownloading the package to a different directory will normally do the trick. The place to download the framework from: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa731542.aspx You will need to make sure that you download the right architecture that matches your machine.

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