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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 installation support with Bit Locker

    I've seen a number of Tweets with regards to not being able to install Visual Studio 2010 on OS with Bit Locker enabled. This issue was discussed in the Visual Studio 2010 Readme: http://bit.ly/aVMRde section: "2.1.9 Visual Studio 2010 fails to install on a BitLocker-enabled hard disk when Protection...
  • Blog Post: Upgrade instructions for moving from Visual Studio 2010 RC to RTM

    If you evaluated Visual Studio 2010 RC, you will be happy to hear that no reformatting is required simply open the “uninstall Programs” (or previously “Add/Remove Programs”) and uninstall all Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 RC programs Then you are free to install one of the Visual Studio 2010 RTM offerings...
  • Blog Post: Unable to install Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 due to VC 9.0 runtime.

    Problem: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 (Express, Professional, Premium or Ultimate SKUs) results in a failed setup. If the dd_error_*100.txt contains the following: [11/25/09,09:24:37] VC 9.0 Runtime (x86): [2] Setup detection logic indicates that this component is NOT installed, but MSI...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio and .NET Framework do not support installing via app compat modes.

    Symptoms Visual Studio 2010 and/or .NET Framework 4.0 setup fails with 1603 error code or blocks running in Program Compatibility Mode. Windows Program Compatibility Assistant indicates that Visual Studio setup might not have installed correctly and prompts to reinstall using recommended setting...
  • Blog Post: Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 if you’ve already installed Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 and you don’t want to flatten your box.

    If you evaluated Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1, you will be happy to hear that no reformatting is required. Additionally, a simple path exists to upgrade Beta2 on the same machine. It involves uninstalling your Visual Studio 2010 Beta1 product and then installing one of the Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 offerings...
  • Blog Post: Guidance to upgrade from Windows Vista and to Windows 7 with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Installed

    Hi everyone, The following will implement preventative measures and will avoid an unusable Visual Studio 2010 on your brand new Windows 7 OS if upgrading from Windows Vista. Please note that .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 has resolved this issue. If you upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista with the...
  • Blog Post: Please do not install Visual Studio 2010 in compatibility mode.

    Issue We've seen a number of people attempt to install Visual Studio 2010 in compatibility mode on Vista and Windows 7. This results in strange behavior, like setup not installing on Vista/Windows 7 and resulting in messages like: Windows XP SP2 is not installed. How do I run in compatibility mode...
  • Blog Post: Will start blogging about Visual Studio 2010 Beta1

    So, first I want to thank all of you who have been coming to my blog for .NET Framework related solutions. I've been sort of quiet on blogging for the past several months, because I transitioned over to Visual Studio 2010 Deployment and have been gaining knowledge and expertise on that product. Well...
  • Blog Post: Do you want a job?

    We're looking for smart people for various jobs on the Deployment Technology Team! Job Code Position 218272 Software Development Engineer in Test 217222 Software Development Engineer 222180 Software Development Engineer 220716...
  • Blog Post: What to do when you go to post a setup and deployment issue on the MSDN forums?

    Step 1. It would be super helpful if you could provide the following information at the beginning of your post: Version of .NET Framework you are trying to install. Where did you get it (web page, path, application that redistributed the framework) Is this a pre-release, CTP or beta...
  • Blog Post: Shaping the next generation deployment experience

    We are thinking about the next version of Visual Studio's deployment experience. I need your help to make the next version of Visual Studio's installation and deployment as valuable as possible. Please send me your feedback. For example, I am looking for feedback in the following areas: Do people...
  • Blog Post: How do I get that annoying Visual Studio compatiblity dialog to go away when running on Vista

    When using whidbey you might see a compatibility dialog. This dialog can be remedied by installing the Visual Studio's Vista Patch: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6366078 For more information: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/aa948853.aspx After installing the patch, you will then...
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