I just installed Windows 7 RC and once again found myself sitting with a clean Windows installation with no applications installed. That might be a nice feeling, but if you are like me, you will start to feel bored and actually a little bit lost within a couple of minutes without Visual Studio :-)
So how do you go ahead and install Visual Studio nowadays? Well, gone are the days where there only where one installer and you where done. Today there are several installers you have to run, just to setup Visual Studio 2008 to an updated application. This is due to extensions and service packs that have been released after the initial release of Visual Studio 2008. So is it not just to install all of these updates then? Well, yes and no. You should probably install them all, but it’s important that you do it in the right order.
That’s why I completed a list of the order you ought to install Visual Studio and some of the additional updates. Here you go:
I hope this helps some of you getting started with a fresh installation of Visual Studio 2008.
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