Symptom

Cannot create a simple web application or a windows application project with Visual Studio 2008. Getting "Creating project 'projectname'... project creation failed"

Cause

Few packages are marked as skipped for loading

Resolution

Ran devenv /resetskippkgs which reset the skipped packages, and those would be loaded inside the devenv

 

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