Thoughts about setup and deployment issues, WiX, XNA, the .NET Framework and Visual Studio
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I've talked to a few folks who work at Microsoft who have resolved issues installing the final release of Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework 2.0 using some of my previous blog posts. I realized that I've posted quite a few random tips and tricks for getting beta uninstall to work and final release setup to work over the past few weeks and months, and I usually know exactly where to find them and when they are applicable. Unfortunately, the searching mechanism for MSDN blogs is not perfect, so it sometimes can be hard for others to find the information they need to resolve their setup issues.
As a result, I decided to post a new article that can serve as a central collection point for all of these tips and tricks. You can click on the link to view the Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 Setup Troubleshooting Guide.
As I create new blog posts, I will update this central article as well in order to try to make it as easy as possible to find information about Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 setup issues.
A link to Aaron Stebner's troubleshooting guide for Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 setup (and patching).