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Nov 26 2007   1:24PM GMT

How to install Visual Studio 2008

Brian Eastwood Profile: Brian Eastwood

Can’t wait to dive into the hot-off-the-presses Visual Studio 2008 RTM?

Well, before you can do that, you have to install VS 2008 RTM. And before you can do that, you have to uninstall VS 2008 Beta 2 and its various and sundry components, libraries, runtimes and toolsets.

Scott Guthrie, the general manager of the .NET Developer Platform, provides a “complete list of potential Beta 2 components to uninstall” in an appropriately titled blog entry, Steps to Uninstall VS 2008 Beta 2 before installing the VS 2008 Final Release.

Meanwhile, Paul Glavich has written a bit about his Visual Studio 2008 Install Problems and Solutions. Glavich gets a gold star for embodying the mantra “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” — and for telling his story to the world on Thanksgiving.

Finally, as Guthrie points out, there is a Visual Studio Setup and Installation forum over on MSDN. A casual glance suggests that the forum has been busy in the last week or so. Raise your hand if you’re surprised.

UPDATED Nov. 27: More from Guthrie — Answers to a few VS 2008 Trial Edition, TFS 2008, and SourceSafe Questions, addressing in particular the way the new IDE interacts with Visual SourceSafe and Team Foundation Server.

UPDATED Nov. 29: The hits just keep on comin.’ Jon Galloway has upgraded three of of his machines from Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 to the RTM release, and, like any good blogger, he has been keeping his eye on the issues that others have discovered. The end result of all this is a very helpful post called Ten Tips for a Happy Upgrade to Visual Studio 2008. Among the tips — be aware of some breaking changes to the ASP.NET ListView and to LINQ to SQL functionality.

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