Yesterday I set about installing SP1 Beta. I expected there to be a few problems as my machine was fully loaded with CTPs, Betas and hotfixes. Hence and rather unusually for me I read up on the issues other people had found and followed the best advice to the letter. Alas - I was never able to get a completely working install whilst leaving my initial install of VS2008 in place.
The good news, once I decided to uninstall VS2008 all went well.
Hence my recommendation would be:
- Uninstall Silverlight tools beta - Uninstall any VS hotfixes - Uninstall VS2008 - Install VS2008 - Install SP1 Beta
And in parallel, watch a good movie :-)
P.S. Mike in my team had even more fun than I - check out his post