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Well, I know I am a few days behind on the whole SP1 frenzy. So today I am going to upgrade my install, so I hit google to check to see if anyone was having any issues. It seems that the upgrade, though very LONG, is going smooth. One thing that I read on Jon Galloway's blog proved very useful:::::

1. Save Time and Space for VS 2005 SP1 by Disabling the Patch Cache (via Heath Stewart)

The SP1 requires a lot of disk I/O. You can eliminate 1.3 GB of disk I/O, and cut the installation time significantly, by temprorarily disabling the Patch Cache. You can read more about it on Heath's post, but here's the basic idea:

* Download the patch here.
* Save the following to a batch file (I called mine InstallVS2005SP1.bat) in the same directory you saved the SP1 install file:

reg export HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer installer.reg 
reg add HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v MaxPatchCacheSize /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
net stop msiserver
start /wait VS80sp1-KB926601-X86-ENU.exe
reg delete HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer /v MaxPatchCacheSize /f
reg import installer.reg
net stop msiserver del /q installer.reg 2>nul

* Run the batch file

This is also another good read::

http://blog.ziffdavis.com/devlife/archive/2006/12/16/45846.aspx

-- Sal

Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2006 1:59 PM | Back to top


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