There are a couple of links that I want to post here in the hopes of making them easier to find for anyone reading my blog and searching for information about Visual Studio 2008 installation issues. Both links contain descriptions of known installation issues and possible options that can be used to work around them.
VS 2008 Readme Files
Several known installation issues and workarounds are described in more detail in the Visual Studio 2008 readme. This readme is located at http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/a/e/9ae0f6cc-7032-408e-9ca7-989f9e4af4ec/VS2008Readme.htm.
The following additional readme files may be useful depending on what version of VS 2008 you are attempting to install:
- VS 2008 Express Editions readme file - http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/a/e/9ae0f6cc-7032-408e-9ca7-989f9e4af4ec/VS2008ExpressReadme.htm
- MSDN Library for VS 2008 readme file - http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/6/b/d6b1f58e-6fc7-4d38-9e0f-aa2bcf7c9f1d/MSDNLibVS2008Readme.htm
VS 2008 Troubleshooting Guide blog post
In order to supplement the content in the readme, a colleague recently created a blog post that is being used to summarize some additional known issues that can be encountered while installing Visual Studio 2008 and steps that can be used to work around them. If you are encountering VS 2008 installation issues and did not find any useful information in the readme, I encourage you to also check out the Visual Studio 2008 Troubleshooting Guide blog post at http://blogs.msdn.com/varungupta/archive/2007/12/04/visual-studio-2008-setup-troubleshooting-guide.aspx.
<update date="1/3/2008"> Added links to VS 2008 Express Edition and MSDN readme files </update>