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Visual Studio 2008 installation is not going well on Vista

Ok this is the scenario. I have the chance to get a brand new custom made PC with an AMD 5000+ processor, 400 Gb of Hard drive, 2Gb of Ram and a 24" screen. in short the dream machine!

Anyway this is the best situation to install and test the new VS 2008 Beta 2. So I installed in this order, Vista, SQL 2005, Visual Studio 2005.

Then with Daemon tols, I mounted the Beta 2 image with Daemon tools, and started the installation. After about 50 minutes with the setup stuck on 'Initializing .Net Framework 3.5' I got suddenly the bad news from the setup that .Net Framework 3.5 couldn't be installed. In the installation log, I have this funny message that I was using the wrong diskette :-) (Yes I don't even have a floppy disk on this PC!).

I burned the image to a DVD and same issue

Anyway the solution I am trying now is to install separatly .Net 3.5 Beta 2 then the VS 2008 Team edition. Cross fingers hopefully this should works.

However one thing to complain about, the .Net framework 3.5 setup is sooooo sloooooow!.

Update 1: Just as I am writing this post the .Net 3.5 setup has failed. I don't know I don't get it, this works well on my laptop with XP?

Anyone has an idea? Have you succeeded with Vista and VS 2008 Beta 2 installation?

Update 2: Now in the logs I have something telling that I don't have .Net Framework 2.0SP1(X64) (CBS) installed. What CBS means ??

Update 3: Now I am really stuck. I checked with Google and MSDN and can't find any .Net 2.0 framework service pack 1 for X64 ??

Update 4: Scott Guthrie recommend to uninstall the KB929916 .NET Framework update on Vista. Thanks Scott I am trying now, hope hope ;-)

Update 5: Update 4 doesn't work :-(



Vikram said:

HI I tried and installed VS 2008 beta 2 in my vista it worked well for me. Althought I should admit, I could never install beta 1 in my vista

# July 31, 2007 1:23 PM said:

Thanks Vikram. Well I am still stuck. What version of VS 2008 did you installed?

# July 31, 2007 1:26 PM

ScottGu said:

We have seen some issues with systems that have installed the KB929916 .NET Framework update on Vista.

If you uninstall KB929916, then reboot, and then install .NET Framework 3.5 it will hopefully work.



# July 31, 2007 1:54 PM

Travis said:

I'd recommend using the Virtaul PC Image, it works flawlessly.  No worries about breaking anything at all.

# July 31, 2007 3:09 PM

Ryan Ternier said:

Took me 3 tries to install it.

First try told me that certain apps were running that shouldn't be - i closed them, and then it failed.

2nd try just failed.

3rd try went through fine.

I shouldn't say this... but I wil... did you try restarting :P

# July 31, 2007 3:21 PM said:

Ryan, yes good idea, I tried 10 times and no success!

It seems to be an issue with one the recent windows vista update, something currently investigated by Scott Guthrie team. Hopefully a solution soon, I am kind of impatient to use my new toy.

# July 31, 2007 3:37 PM

Reggie said:

VS 2008 Pro beta 2 installed great here at Vista x64 with VS 2005 SP1 already installed.  Both run well though .NET 3.5 install did take forever.

# August 1, 2007 12:57 PM