Link to knowledge base article describing how to repair Windows Vista OS files

I have previously posted some instructions (here and here) that can be used to verify and attempt to repair the files that ship as a part of the OS on Windows Vista.  Since I wrote those posts, I have heard from a few customers who have attempted to use those instructions to repair their .NET…

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Creating an administrative install point for the .NET Framework 3.0 SP1

I recently posted a set of instructions for creating an administrative install point for the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1.  In that post, I mentioned some behind-the-scenes architectural changes that affect how the installer works.  Those architectural changes were also made for the .NET Framework 3.0 SP1, and as a result, there is a new set…

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Possible Silverlight install failure during VS 2008 Express Edition setup

The final releases of the Visual Studio 2008 Express Editions include an optional step to install Silverlight v1.0.   We have seen a few cases where the Silverlight v1.0 component fails to install during a VS 2008 Express Edition installation because a previous version of Silverlight v1.0 was already installed on the system. Description of this…

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Creating an administrative install point for the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1

A while back, I posted some instructions that can be used to create an administrative install point for the .NET Framework 2.0.  The .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 was recently released (it is required in order to install the .NET Framework 3.5).  There are some behind the scenes architecture changes in the .NET Framework 2.0 SP1…

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How to create an installable layout for the .NET Framework 3.0 SP1

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some notes about creating an installable layout for the .NET Framework 3.5 that can be used for network deployment or redistributable setup packages.  Since then, I’ve gotten a couple of questions about creating an installable layout for the .NET Framework 3.0 SP1.  Customers asking me about this have…

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XNA Game Studio 2.0 setup can display an error requesting source files in some scenarios

Since the final version of XNA Game Studio 2.0 was announced earlier today, we have heard from a few customers (notably, in the forum post at http://forums.xna.com/thread/36650.aspx) who have run setup and received a pop-up error message like the following while setup is trying to install the Games for Windows – LIVE Redist: Source Required…

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Final version of XNA Game Studio 2.0 now available for download

As described in this post on the XNA team blog, the final version of XNA Game Studio 2.0 is now available for download.  Here are some links that are hopefully useful to help you get started using XNA Game Studio 2.0. Download links Here are download links for XNA Game Studio 2.0: XNA Game Studio…

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Links to Visual Studio 2008 setup known issues and troubleshooting information

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….

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