Steps I use to narrow down the root cause of an XNA Game Studio setup failure

Earlier this week, a co-worker ran into an error while installing XNA Game Studio on his computer, and he asked me for help figuring out what caused the problem.  I realized that I follow essentially the same set of steps to narrow down the root cause every time I run into an XNA Game Studio…

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Possible workarounds for XNA Game Studio setup errors caused by XnaLiveProxy

Every once in a while, I hear from a customer on the Creators Club forums or via my blog who cannot install XNA Game Studio due to a problem with the XnaLiveProxy component that is installed behind the scenes during setup.  I wanted to describe how I diagnose this type of issue and offer a…

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Steps to install XNA Game Studio without using the setup bootstrapper

In the past, we’ve heard from a few people via the Creators Club forums who have had trouble getting XNA Game Studio setup to run correctly.  In a few cases, such as in this forum post, the setup program (named bootstrapper.exe) crashes shortly after double-clicking on the setup package to launch it. If you run…

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XNA Game Studio Cleanup Tool User's Guide

XNA Game Studio Cleanup Tool User’s Guide Introduction The XNA Game Studio cleanup tool is designed to automatically perform a set of steps to remove selected versions of XNA Game Studio from a computer.  It will remove files, directories, registry keys and values and Windows Installer product registration information for XNA Game Studio.  The tool is…

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Steps to install XNA Game Studio 2.0 and 3.0 without using the setup bootstrapper

Recently, we’ve heard from a few people via the Creators Club forums who have had trouble getting XNA Game Studio setup to run correctly.  In a few cases, such as in this forum post, the setup program (named bootstrapper.exe) will crash shortly after double-clicking on the setup package to launch it. If you run into…

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Link to information about the upcoming new 3.0 version of XNA Game Studio Connect

My colleague Michael Klucher posted some screenshots and details on his blog about the new version of XNA Game Studio Connect that will be released along with the final release of XNA Game Studio 3.0.  You can find Michael’s blog post at http://klucher.com/blog/the-new-xna-game-studio-connect/.  There is some important information in his post for current XNA Creators…

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Upgrading XNA Game Studio projects for use in the XNA Game Studio 3.0 beta

One of the new features in the XNA Game Studio 3.0 beta is an automated process to upgrade your XNA Game Studio 2.0 projects to the format used by XNA Game Studio 3.0. There are a few different upgrade scenarios that you can end up in, depending on what format your original project files are…

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Possible cause of and workaround for XNA Game Studio Device Center crashes

We have heard from some customers about problems while using the XNA Game Studio Device Center to add Xbox 360 devices in XNA Game Studio 2.0 and to add Xbox 360 devices and Zune devices in the XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP (for example, the Connect bugs that have been logged here and here as…

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