As I wrote here last week, getting Visual Studio 2008 installed was a bit of a problem for me on my main Desktop PC.
And I couldn’t find a fix anywhere. So since the installation was successful on my laptop ( they are both nearly identical systems) I set about trying to find some difference between them.
I came up with the fact that I’d had Visual Studio 2008 Visual Web Designer Express installed and had uninstalled it before my Visual Studio 2008 Pro install.
So in the finest tradition of Voodoo Troubleshooting I did the following:
- Mounted the Visual Studio Express Editions DVD image available from Microsoft here
- Installed Visual C# Express ( it looks as if any edition will do)
- Uninstalled only Visual Studio C# Express (the runtime prerequisites will also uninstall)
- Installed Visual Studio 2008 Professional
I’m not quite sure why this works. I put forward the idea that it fixes the registry or the .Net Install ( see my earlier post for details).
Happy Coding 🙂 !