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  • Blog Post: Uninstalling Visual Studio 2013 with VSUpdate error: Element not found

    Our first public release of Visual Studio Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is available . There are, however, a couple of known issues in hopefully uncommon scenarios. Symptom If you attempt to uninstall Visual Studio 2013 after VSUpdate has been installed, you may see an error after a while that...
  • Blog Post: Upgrading Visual Studio 2013 Update to a newer Update may be slow

    Our first public release of Visual Studio Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 is available . There are, however, a couple of known issues in hopefully uncommon scenarios. Fixed We have fixed this in future versions of Visual Studio Update. This post is kept for historical reasons should any...
  • Blog Post: How to fix “Invalid License Data” after upgrading from Visual Studio 2012 Beta to RC

    A few customers have reported the following error after upgrading from VS2012 Beta to the Release Candidate (RC): Invalid License Data Reinstall is required. Aaron Marten on the Visual Studio Extensibility team has a post describing how to fix this issue . This should only happen if...
  • Blog Post: Verify the ISO checksum for Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 before installing

    While we recommend installing Visual Studio 2010 SP1 using the web download – which only downloads and install those packages needed on your machine – you can also download an ISO for offline use. If you downloaded the ISO for VS2010 SP1 from the Microsoft Download Center or from MSDN Subscriber Downloads...
  • Blog Post: Verify ISO before burning or mounting Visual Studio 2010 RC

    If you have downloaded the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC) from MSDN or the Download Center as an ISO and are having problems installing it, it could be that either the ISO wasn’t downloaded correctly or that it wasn’t burnt to DVD correctly. On the installation error dialog, you will find...
  • Blog Post: ATL Security Update KB971092 still offered on Microsoft Update

    A security update for ATL, KB971092 , is currently offered for Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 customers who have Visual C++ installed. If Microsoft Update is continuously offering this patch to you, you may need to clear up some disk space. The patch is 365MB and contains headers, libraries, and executables...
  • Blog Post: VS 2008 SP1 fails to install because of missing packages from the cache

    Some customers are reporting that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is failing to install with the following error in the HTML log you can view from the error dialog. Patch (C:\Users\heaths\AppData\Local\TEMP\WebDesignerCore_KB950278.msp) install failed on product (Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007). Msi...
  • Blog Post: Rebuilding the Installer Cache

    During some operations upgrades internally, a problem arose on some machines where a patch for the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 would fail to install. I was looped into the thread to diagnose the issue and found that the Windows Installer package and the patch package were both missing from the installer...
  • Blog Post: Why is My Feature Advertised?

    If you're patching a feature or features of a Windows Installer package and see that a feature you know to be installed locally is now advertised, look for the following in your Windows Installer log: MSI (c) (B8:C0) [12:00:00:000]: SELMGR: ComponentId '{01234567-89AB-CDEF-0123-456789ABCDEF}' is...
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