When installing or repairing Visual Studio from ISO file, a prompt for source or an error may occur due to files not being accessible after a reboot in the middle of setup

If you are installing or repairing Visual Studio from ISO file, the tool you are using to mount the image may not automatically mount it again after a reboot, if this is the case setup won’t be able to find its files and will prompt for them or fail. To complete your installation: ·        You…

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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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Visual Studio 2010 RC setup UI disappears or gives an error on Windows XP

We’ve seen some people reporting issues on VS2010 RC setup UI disappearing or giving an error after clicking Next on Welcome page or Options page. If you are experiencing this issue, please check out http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/setupprerelease/thread/dbcdcd52-d162-4460-9920-33c9ab54b36f which may help you workaround the problem. This issue has been mostly manifesting on Windows XP SP3 systems with handwriting recognition enabled. If you are…

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Release Candidate available!

Hi everyone! Visual Studio 2010 RC and .Net Framework 4 RC have been released this week!!! http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/dd582936.aspx Here are the direct links you need to get any of the Visual Studio 2010 RC editions: Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Visual Studio 2010 Premium Visual Studio 2010 Professional These are available in ISO format, after your download is…

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