Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 RTM Now Available

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 RTM Now Available

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Today we are pleased to announce that Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available for download. Not only does this service pack include the Visual C++ 2008 Feature Pack but also addresses a range of issues found through customer and partner feedback.


Issues found since SP1 beta have been fixed in the release.  Some of the fixes are:

Connect Id



After you enable the /doc compiler option in Visual C++ 2008, the compiler crashes when you compile non-standard code that is compilable.


The default parameter of the ctor of the std::complex<T> object is incorrect.


You cannot use the intrin.h header file and the string.h header file at the same time.


Defining _BIND_TO_CURRENT_VCLIBS_VERSION in a project using ATL with the VC++ 2008 Feature Pack installed causes LNK2001 errors


CString CRichEdit::GetSelText() has a bug in vs2008


search_n fails for some values of count


[VS2008 / TR1] problems with is_pod and has_trivial_constructor


Intellisense fails after NCB file bloats to over 64mb in size


[VS2008 / TR1] problem with is_polymorphic<std::iostream>


In addition, a number of bugs found by our own internal testing have been fixed in this release. We are very excited to release the product and would like to thank you for the valuable feedback that we have received through the Connect website and the forums.


Please see the Visual Studio readme  and the Express readme for more details.


We look forward to hearing back from you.



Vikas Bhatia

Visual C++ Development Team

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  • @SvenC

    your suggestion did not help :(

    I tried on 3 different computers (Vista and XP) but no luck.

    I did not try an alternative web browser yet. I want to download stuff from Microsoft so I should also be able to use their browser, right?

    Perhaps you or someone else could try if the download works? (and does not download just a few kB) Then I know there's nothing wrong with the download itself.

    Thank you!


  • Marc, I did download the new MSDN SP1 library from the MSDN subscribers area a few days ago. So I used their download manager (File Transfer Manager) which worked for me.

    If you paste the download URL you use, I will try how it works for me.



  • @Sven

    I used the URL from the Microsoft Download Center:


  • @Marc: the download works flawlessly here. I have only 100kb/s due to company network bandwidth restrictions. So I stopped after a few seconds which brought me to about 6MB of downloaded data.

    Are you sitting behind a proxy? I remember that we had problems with an older version of our proxy but that was over a year ago, so I have no details anymore.

    Could you try the download on another machine or from a different (direct) network location?



  • Apparently Internet Explorer does not support downloading files over 2GB. (KB298618)

  • update:

    At my office I seem unable to download files over 2GB.

    I tried the same download at home, no problem! :-)

  • It smells more and more like your Office needs an update for your proxy server.

  • Why does VC++ create a <projname>.exe.embed.manifest file, when the compiler is seeking a <projname>.exe.intermediate.manifest file ?

    Is that a known bug ?

  • One of the main uses for my blog is to share those little annoyances that I spend hours or days solving

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