Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta Resets Settings to Defaults RRS feed

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  • When installing Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Beta on top of Visual Studio 2008, VS user settings are reset to default VS settings.  This bug is caused by code originally put in place to reset settings when upgrading minor version of VS, for example from VS Beta1 to VS Beta2 so that VS would have the latest default profile settings.  VS does migrate settings from VS 2005 to VS 2008.  VS certainly should keep user settings when upgrading to a service pack, which will be fixed for SP1.


    Please backup your VS settings before upgrading to VS 2008 SP1 Beta.

    Before installing SP1 Beta, use the "Export Settings" wizard (“Tools” menu, “Import and Export Settings…”) to save your current settings, then install SP1 Beta, and then use the wizard to import your settings back into VS.


    This issue will be resolved for the final release of Visual Studio 2008 SP1 where settings will be maintained when upgrading.


    We sincerely apologize for the troubles this has caused,

    -Noah Coad, Visual Studio Platform Program Manager


    Wednesday, May 14, 2008 9:47 PM