Trying to repair or uninstall VS2008 gives an error message “A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Cancelling setup”

If launching VS2008 Maintenance Mode is showing the following error dialog “A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Cancelling setup” please check out this article written by Heath (DTG team member) http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2008/10/06/adding-features-to-visual-studio-2008-may-fail-to-load-setup-components.aspx Please make sure you start VS setup from Add/Remove Programs (ARP) instead of your DVD, this is because the patch to fix…

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Going from VS Beta to VS RC or to VS RTM

Some people have asked me and I’ve also seen this question in the MSDN installation forums (Visual Studio 2010 Install and Setup): Q: What’s the setup experience if I have a pre-release version of VS on my machine and I’d like to upgrade to the newest released version? Answer: You will need to go through…

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