Visual Studio Setup

Installation and containerization of the Visual Studio family of products

Workaround for 0x8007007e when trying to to locate an instance of Visual Studio

We are investigating how a particular rare problem occurs that can prevent clients like VSIXInstaller.exe, vswhere.exe, and others from finding any Visual Studio instance that results in an error similar to the following: This is the CLSID for the Visual Studio Installer query API, and despite being registered the COM server DLL is ...

Removing Visual Studio components left behind after an uninstall

When you install Visual Studio and related content like Windows Kits or some add-ons, most packages that comprise those bundles are reference counted to make sure they are not removed prematurely. Uninstalling Visual Studio and related content should eventually remove those packages (i.e. last one out the door turns off the light). Contrast ...

Upgrading Visual Studio 2013 Update to a newer Update may be slow

Our first public release of Visual Studio Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is available. There are, however, a couple of known issues in hopefully uncommon scenarios. Fixed We have fixed this in future versions of Visual Studio Update. This post is kept for historical reasons should any users have problems upgrading from pre-release ...

Uninstalling Visual Studio 2013 with VSUpdate error: Element not found

Our first public release of Visual Studio Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is available. There are, however, a couple of known issues in hopefully uncommon scenarios. Symptom If you attempt to uninstall Visual Studio 2013 after VSUpdate has been installed, you may see an error after a while that reads “Element not found.” VS2013 ...

How to fix “Invalid License Data” after upgrading from Visual Studio 2012 Beta to RC

A few customers have reported the following error after upgrading from VS2012 Beta to the Release Candidate (RC): Invalid License Data Reinstall is required. Aaron Marten on the Visual Studio Extensibility team has a post describing how to fix this issue. This should only happen if you upgrade a “higher” Beta edition to a “...

Verify the ISO checksum for Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 before installing

While we recommend installing Visual Studio 2010 SP1 using the web download – which only downloads and install those packages needed on your machine – you can also download an ISO for offline use. If you downloaded the ISO for VS2010 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center or from MSDN Subscriber Downloads, please verify the ...

Verify ISO before burning or mounting Visual Studio 2010 RC

If you have downloaded the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC) from MSDN or the Download Center as an ISO and are having problems installing it, it could be that either the ISO wasn’t downloaded correctly or that it wasn’t burnt to DVD correctly.On the installation error dialog, you will find a link to the installation log. ...

ATL Security Update KB971092 still offered on Microsoft Update

A security update for ATL, KB971092, is currently offered for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 customers who have Visual C++ installed. If Microsoft Update is continuously offering this patch to you, you may need to clear up some disk space. The patch is 365MB and contains headers, libraries, and executables for most of Visual C++ including ...

VS 2008 SP1 fails to install because of missing packages from the cache

Some customers are reporting that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is failing to install with the following error in the HTML log you can view from the error dialog. Patch (C:UsersheathsAppDataLocalTEMPWebDesignerCore_KB950278.msp) install failed on product (Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007). Msi Log: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 ...

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