Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Visual Studio 2008 Installation could be taxing

Trying to install VS 2008 did not succeed as it failed in the first step of installing NET Framwork 3.5.

Looking at my Add/Remove progams I had the following listed which I assumed had direct bearing on VS 2008 Installation:

MSFT .NET Framework 1.1 -->35.97 MB

MSFT .NET Framework 2.0 SDK ENU-->418 MB

MSFT .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 -->185MB

MSFT .NET Framework 3.0 ---------->58 MB

MSFT FXCop--->6.99MB

My /Windows/MSFT.net/Framework folder had the following:







I removed the 2.0 SDK ENU and 2.0 SP1

I reinstalled .NET Framework 2.0

Tried to install NET Framework 3.5 and failed


Tried removing the existing .NET 3.0 with cleanup tool

I had to run the cleanup tool twice to clean the Net 3.0 but looks like NET 2.0 installed in the previous iteration had also disappeared.

I confirmed using the NET Verifier tool.

I made sure that the Media Center App was still working as well as SQL 2008


I tried to install NET Framework 3.5 [dotnetfx35.exe, Version:3.5.21022.08].

Voila! It succeeded.

Now I see the following new ones in my add/remove programs:

MSFT .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 185 MB

MSFT .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 184 MB

MSFT .NET Framework 3.5 29.1MB


After this VS 2008 installed without any problem.
Log files are great if only I could use them effectively or I find a sympathetic MVP.

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