VS 11 Beta Install problems RRS feed

  • Question

  • Steps to reproduce:

    1- Start VS 11 Ultimate install from the web http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/downloads

    2 - Install indicates it will need 9+ GB to install (OUCH!). Did it anyway.
    3 - Install hangs on last tiny bit for a LONG time on ultimate_finalizer section. Finally fails saying install completed except for something it could complete (sorry lost that part).

    4 - Don't trust the install and didn't want bad usage results. Decide to clean up and try install again. Read webpage above again. Says that upgrade path from Developer Preview is not supported (which contradicts what I had been told previously).

    5 - Decide to uninstall VS11 Beta and VS11 Dev Prev. by first uninstalling VS11 Betat from Add/Remove. 
    Uninstall completes, but other items for VS11 Beta in Add/Remove will not uninstall.

    6- Uninstall VS11 Dev. Prev.
    Uninstall completes, but but other items for VS11 Dev Prev. in Add/Remove will not uninstall. (like Pre-Clean Tool, Lang Pack-ENU)

    7 - Start VS 11 Beta install again. Says it will only neec 3+ GB this time (??? Scary !! What just happened? Why not 9gb?)

    8 - Install completes, but with these messages:

    Setup Completed.
    However, not all features installed correctly.

    !Windows Software Development Kit Redistributables Package failed.

    ....I'm worried I'm in some kind of hosed state now.

    Logs has this (not sure if related...but is the only instance of "error" in the log:

    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:22:04]: MUX:  Package:Windows_SDK_Redist_x86, PayloadId:f8DDA3CB07B68A32D996159C3477C6C94 Url: bits://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=239141&clcid=0x409, Attempting count: 1
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:22:04]: MUX:  Existing last unconfirmed source: Web
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:04]: Error 0x801901f7: Failed to download BITS job.
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:04]: Error 0x801901f7: Failed attempt to download URL: 'bits://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=239141&clcid=0x409' to: 'C:\Users\212062~1\AppData\Local\Temp\{a0836d27-1605-4699-8ec1-db8a366e3d23}\f8DDA3CB07B68A32D996159C3477C6C94'
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:04]: MUX:  Set Result: Return Code=-2145844745, Error Message=, Result Detail=, Vital=False, Package Action=Download, Package Id=Windows_SDK_Redist_x86
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:04]: MUX:  Next Source: Web, Attempted: 2, Limit:3
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:04]: MUX:  Source retrieved: Web
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:04]: MUX:  Package:Windows_SDK_Redist_x86, PayloadId:f8DDA3CB07B68A32D996159C3477C6C94 Url: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=239141&clcid=0x409, Attempting count: 2
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:04]: MUX:  Skipping as it is the same as last unconfirmed source: Web
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:05]: Download engine HTTP 200 HEAD to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=239141&clcid=0x409
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:05]: Download engine HTTP 200 GET to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=239141&clcid=0x409
    [26DC:2AC4][2012-03-07T17:24:06]: MUX:  Source confirmed

    Thursday, March 8, 2012 1:18 AM


  • Hi russweb, it looks like as you were using the web installer to download VS 11 Ultimate Beta, there were some components that failed to download, hence the errors you see from the logs you posted.

    I recommend that you download the ISO image file instead from http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/11/en-us/downloads#ultimate. Please choose the "DVD5 ISO Image file", and once the download has completed, please verify the image file's checksum using a third party tool (eg: HashCheck) with the checksums below just to be sure that the ISO is not corrupted.

    File: VS11_BETA_ULT_ENU.iso
    CRC-32: d914b405
    MD4: 7d2d3456d13248fb413e454ce5abcd22
    MD5: c27e20f56fc2c8e1f53744e7705306e5
    SHA-1: 97ae6f60e512780346d222d0c90de92c45e65dc1

    • Proposed as answer by Alexander Sun Friday, March 9, 2012 6:05 AM
    • Marked as answer by Alexander Sun Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:41 AM
    Thursday, March 8, 2012 1:25 AM