Troubleshooting .NET Framework 4 Install failures

  Note: If these troubleshooting instructions do not help, search or post on MSDN Forums in .NET Framework Setup or Visual Studio Setup and Installation. This is a community-driven web site on which Microsoft employees also participate.   How to locate the latest installation log file and installation error code:   Navigate into the temp…


Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate and Clickonce & Setup projects

Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC) supports creating custom setups and Clickonce deployments.  Refer to for more information about Setup projects and ClickOnce deployments. Using Clickonce/setup projects, there is easy built in support to chain install .NET Framework 4 and .NET Framework 4 Client Profile with your application. Refer to for more information on using ‘prerequisites dialog…


Instructions to collect .NET Framework 4 and Visual Studio 2010 setup logs

How to collect setup logs?  In case you encounter .NET Framework 4 or Visual Studio 2010 setup failure, we would need setup logs to investigate the failure. To make this task easier, we have created a tool (collect.exe) that helps finds and creates a zip file of all relevant logs on your computer. Here are the steps: Download collect.exe…


.NET Framework 4 Client Profile Beta1

 As I had mentioned in my previous posts, .NET Framework 4 brings the concept of .NET Framework 4 Client profile in addition to Full Framework.  My collegue has written an interesting blog post that provides into the Client profile. Interesting read -> .NET Framework 4 Client Profile – Introduction  Have fun!


.NET Framework 4 Beta1 ships!

.NET Framework 4 Beta1 has now been released. Refer to the following annoucement -> Visual Studio 2010 and .NET FX 4 Beta 1 ships! .NET Framework 4 Beta1 release has two SKUs. 1. .NET Framework 4 Client Beta1 -> .NET Framework 4 Client is targeted at applications that run on  Windows Client operating systems. This is smaller in…


I’ve Visual Studio 2008 Beta2 installed, how do I install official final release version of Visual Studio 2008

  – Just go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall ‘Visual Studio 2008 Beta2\code name Orcas products’ – Install Visual Studio 2008 official final release version! So you just need to uninstall one application in Beta2 and install final release version! If you face uninstall issues, just go to following page: Thanks, Varun    



Visual Studio 2008 Setup Troubleshooting Guide   State of Visual Studio 2008 Setup Windows Vista Windows XP & Windows 2003 Server Setup pops up error message box in the middle of installation or setup returns failure screen  Look in this document Look in this document Visual Studio 2008 doesn’t start properly after installation   Contents…


How to find out which beta components are on my machine

  You could follow following steps to generate list of components that are installed on your computer. Download Extract the contents of to the folder c:\msiinv on your system Click on the Start menu, choose Run, type cmd and click OK Run c:\msiinv\msiinv.exe -p > c:\msiinv_output.txt  


Visual Studio 2008 setup fails with "Error 1935: An error occurred during the installation of the assembly……."

Sometimes this error occurs if windows update is scanning for updates at the same time as Visual Studio setup is installing components.Workaround 1:Reboot your machine and restart Visual Studio 2008 setup. Workaround 2: If Workaround 1 doesn’t work,1. Reboot the machine2. Disable windows update (start menu -> windows update)3. Restart VS setup4. When VS Setup is done,…