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Last post Feb 25, 2012 02:45 PM by Cai Ming En
Feb 24, 2012 04:37 AM|LINK
So, I just bought a new PC with Windows 7 x86 OS and never install whatever version of Visual Studio to there.
I start to download from
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=20682 to install Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition with SP1.
But then, it prompts out an error message like this:
"An earlier version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 has been detected on the system that must be updated to SP1 before installation can proceed. Please update all other versions of Visual Studio 2008 to SP1 level by visiting Microsoft Update, and then install
Visual Studio 2008 Express SP1."
then because it didn't work, I download another from
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13276 to install Visual Studio 2008 SP1, but it also prompts out an error message like this:
"A compatible version of Visual Studio 2008 was not detected on the system. This update is designed for only the Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 (ENU) product family, and is not compatible with any Express editions."
I really in need to install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 because when I'm about to install SQL Server, it says that I have Visual Studio 2008 that hasn't been updated to SP1.
Any helps are really appreciated.
Thank you in advance.
Feb 24, 2012 08:14 AM|LINK
Can someone please help me...
Feb 24, 2012 09:14 AM|LINK
Even though you didn't install it, it's possible that your PC seller installed it in your PC. Please Go to the control panel and run 'Programs and Features'. Then see whether there are any Visual Studio related products in the list. If so, uninstall them
and try to install.
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Feb 24, 2012 09:22 AM|LINK
No. There is no Microsoft Visual Studio related program in there.. Any ideas?
Feb 24, 2012 09:26 AM|LINK
Well, then try by installing the Visual Studio WITHOUT the service pack first. Then install the Service pack 1. Your second link will not work since you cannot install the service pack without the Visual studio.
Feb 25, 2012 02:45 PM|LINK
I have find the solution for my problem.
First, uninstall all Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft .Net related program, all of them..
Then, delete all files in temp; C:\Users\Your_Username\Local Settings\temp
Then, remove all Microsoft Visual Studio and Microsoft .Net related program folder in C:\Program Files
Then, remove all Microsoft Visual Studio and ASP.Net registry key from regedit; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE - SOFTWARE - MICROSOFT - Visual Studio and ASP.Net
Remember, ASP.Net registry key need to be removed, else, we still can't install Visual Studio 2008 without getting any errors.
Now it is done.
Hope it helps anyone who find similar problem.. :)