VS2008 SP1 Beta – my advice, get a good movie to watch :-)


Yesterday I set about installing SP1 Beta. I expected there to be a few problems as my machine was fully loaded with CTPs, Betas and hotfixes. Hence and rather unusually for me I read up on the issues other people had found and followed the best advice to the letter. Alas – I was never able to get a completely working install whilst leaving my initial install of VS2008 in place.

The good news, once I decided to uninstall VS2008 all went well.

Hence my recommendation would be:

– Uninstall Silverlight tools beta
– Uninstall any VS hotfixes
– Uninstall VS2008
– Install VS2008
– Install SP1 Beta

And in parallel, watch a good movie 🙂

P.S. Mike in my team had even more fun than I – check out his post

Comments (1)

  1. Now I am the proud owner of a working VS 2008 with SP1 Beta , it is time for me to take a look at some