Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

KB944899 Should be Removed before Installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1

  Before installing Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1, you should first uninstall KB944899, a hotfix which improves performance when stepping through source downloaded from a source server. If KB944899 is not removed prior to Visual Studio 2008 SP1, sometime during the middle of installation an error will occur and the error dialog is ...

The Release of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 will Install over SP1 Beta

One of many improvements made to Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is that VS 2008 SP1 Beta customers will not need to uninstall SP1 Beta before installing the release of SP1. The same is true for Visual Studio 2008 Express products and .NET 3.5 SP1 - both of which are complete upgrades to older products that may already be on the system or ...

How to Download all of Visual Studio 2008 SP1

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is comprised of multiple packages, including executables, installer packages, and patches. Compare this with Visual Studio 2005 SP1 which was a single patch wrapped in an executable. A lot of updates were made to both the .NET Framework and VS 2008 - along with changes to SQL and other bits from across the ...

Changes for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Beta) has been released to web, along with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 (Beta). Included as part of .NET 3.5 SP1 are Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 (Beta) and Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 Service Pack 2 (Beta). Visual Studio 2008 SP1 includes over 250 new features and ...

Visual Studio and .NET Log Collection Utility

Setup and deployment is a tricky business. Machines can be in many different and often unforeseen states that cause setup to fail. But rarely will setup actually crash, and that is why setup logs are vital to diagnose install, repair, and uninstall problems. Setup applications for Visual Studio and .NET may write to many different logs ...

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