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Finally, Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 Installed

Posted by Keith Elder | Posted in .Net | Posted on 27-08-2007

image Finally Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 is installed.  I’ve been through hell trying to get it installed on Vista.  I’ve ran the setup program probably 15 times only to have the .Net framework 3.5 installation stopped. 

I spent countless hours reading blogs, forums and error codes trying to get it installed.  In the end I think the majority of the problem was a bad DVD.  Yes, I am once again haunted by a bad DVD burn from a validated ISO. 

My fix was to first install .Net 3.5 Beta 2 release by itself since this appeared to be the major hurdle most people had problems with during the install.  I figured if I could get the 3.5 framework installed then I *should* be on my way.  After I had this installed I got an I/O error half-way through the web designer tool install.  To remove the I/O and DVD burn problem I mounted the ISO over the network via Virtual CloneDrive and everything installed. 

Once Visual Studio 2008 was installed I had to download the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2008 since the previous download did not include the team foundation server client.  To install the client I ran a custom setup and chose the client.  Why this is not integrated with the original install I have no idea. 

I’ll be digging into VS2008 with Smart Clients pretty heavily and look forward to finally running VS2008 outside of a virtual machine.  For those wondering if VS2008 will take over as my daily IDE for development the answer is no, not yet.

Comments (1)

Thanks for the post. You saved me hours n hours of googling..

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