Visual Studio 2008 and 2010 Oddness

by Codewiz51 18. July 2011 08:37

I cleaned up my hard drive several weeks ago.  One task that I accomplished was removing a splattering of Windows SDK installations.  I think I had six different versions installed.  It certainly felt good and freed up some disk spaced consolidating everything to Windows SDK 7.1.

Except, I tried to build a setup package of a program I had completed.  It would not builld.  Both VS 2010 and VS 2008 informed me that it could not find the msi installer AND the WindowsSDKDir was pointing to an invalid location.  Hmm...

Not to fear.  I did a repair of VS 2008 and VS 2010 and all is well.

One thing I did learn, do not repair VS 2008 SP1 from the installation media: "Do not repair VS 2008 SP1 from installation media".  I followed the same logic when repairing VS 2010.  Repair the systems from the Add-Remove programs menu item (when using XP.)

Unfortunately, I am back to 3 installed versions of the Windows SDK, but that's OK.  Everything is working now and I am not going to mess with it.

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Removing Visual Studio 2005

by Codewiz51 15. June 2009 07:32

I decided over the weekend to begin the process of removing software from my hard drive that I no longer use (or never used in the first place.)  After removing the plethora of tools and utilities, some dating back to the era of Visual Studio (also called Visual Studio 2002), I tackled the removal of Visual Studio 2005.  I don't use VS 2005 anymore.  I found it to be somewhat buggy, irritating and generally unstatisfactory compared to Visual Studio 2008.   So, I did the unthinkable: I went to the Add or Remove Programs application in Control Panel, selected Visual Studio 2005 and selected uninstall.


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