I'd been holding off installing VS2008 SP1 Beta 1 as I was waiting for the Silverlight 2 support (and little things like holidays and the like also got in the way). Earlier this week I decided to bite the bullet and despite a few folks running into problems doing an in place upgrade to SP1 Beta 1, I opted to give it a whirl.

After carefully following the guidance on ScottGu's post and the webdevtools post (specific to VS2008 Tools for Silverlight 2 Beta 1) and waiting an eternity for my machine to shutdown after uninstalling a host of applications, SP1 Beta 1 seems to have installed without complaint. Well actually it did complain, and told me it was rolling back, so I rolled my eyes in turn and swore at it and it seemed to do the trick. Specifically, I went through and uninstalled:

  • Silverlight 2 Beta 1 runtime
  • Silverlight 2 Beta 1 SDK
  • Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Silverlight 2 Beta 1
  • KB949325
  • Expression Blend
  • Deep Zoom Composer

Then I installed:

And all seems good in the world. Except.....

I forgot to uninstall:

  • ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview
  • ASP.NET Dynamic Data
  • ASP.NET MVC Preview 2

I think I might have got away with uninstalling them after the fact but if you're reading this it may serve as a useful reminder to check and double check before you do the uninstall. Measure once, cut twice and all that...