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  • I am trying to install VS 2008 on a computer running Windows XP Media Center Edition. I finally got SQL Server 2008 Nov 2007 CTP to install. It was a great pain and took two days (typical for Microsoft products these days). I will tell the full story of this ordeal in my Blog one of these days.


    With regard to installing VS 2008: I went through ADD/Remove programs and removed all these components:


    Microsoft .NET Compact Frame Work 2.0

    Microsoft Document Explorer 2005 setup

    Microsoft Compact Framework 1.0(SP3)

    Microsoft Device Emulator Ver 1.0

    Microsoft ASP.NET AJAX Extensions 1.0


    The remaining VS related items are;

    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

    Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix(KB  928366)

    Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Pre-relese Version)-->refuses to uninstall-->How do you get rid of this?


    Copule of Microsoft Office Web Components

    Microsoft Office 2007 trial -->refuses to uninstall--->Trial ended-->How do you get rid of this?


    Is there a tool to wipe the computer of all previous VS installation that may interfere with a more recent versio.

    Actually this should be the place where Microsoft should really start.

    You can save a lot of man hours.


    Any help will be appreciated.

    Monday, December 17, 2007 3:11 PM

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  • If you had a previous VS 2008 installed on your machine you can try this:




    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 2:00 AM
  • No. This was my first attempt to install VS 2008. I think if I succeed in installing .NET 3.5 after removing the .NET 3.5(Pre-release) I may have a better chance.Read my second post.


    Thanks for the information


    Tuesday, December 18, 2007 3:07 AM

    Please collect your logs running the tool posted here and post somewhere we can access ( is free and easy to use) to investigate why you cannot uninstall .Net Framework 3.5 Pre-release version.




    Wednesday, December 19, 2007 3:13 AM
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