Quick post on setting up Visual Studio 2010 on a Windows 7 RC

Recently, I upgraded to Windows 7 RC and found that the experience has been great.  Zero compatibility issues, all works as it worked in Vista and the integration with Windows Easy Transfer (WES) has been phenomenal.  If you don’t know WES, it is a tool available by default with Vista and Windows 7 that allows you to migrate your Outlook, IE, Desktop and other personal settings easily, in addition to backing up your files across different locations. 

Coming back to the original intent of the post, as always I have the Beta versions and Visual Studio 2010 is something I can’t resist trying out on Windows 7 RC.  Surprisingly, there was zero issues when installing on Windows 7 RC.  The only work around that is running all over the internet is that SQL Server 2008 SP1 must have been installed before installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta on a Windows 7 RC machine.

I had it already so faced zero issues.  If you don’t have SQL Server 2008 SP1 installed, you would want to do that first from here before installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 on a Windows 7 RC machine.

Go ahead, install Windows 7, install SQL Server 2008 SP1 and Visual Studio 2010 and get to experience the latest with Application Development.

Cheers !!!

Print | posted on Monday, June 15, 2009 7:25 AM

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# re: Quick post on setting up Visual Studio 2010 on a Windows 7 RC

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There was a wierd Error, which cropped in. Few others faced this as well.

When I tried to install any application after installnig VSTS2010, it gives me error "Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install".

I'm sure, it was not an an installer 5.0 issue (which comes in the base build). I guess, VSTS 2010 beta installation tries to update the Windows Installer and thats where the problem could be.

Well, I just stopped the Windows Installer service ( services.msc->Windows Installer ) and restarted it...

All works fine now !!, Not sure,. where the bug is.!!!
Left by Vijay on Jul 08, 2009 6:42 AM

# re: Quick post on setting up Visual Studio 2010 on a Windows 7 RC

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you don’t have SQL Server 2008 SP1 installed, you would want to do that first from here before installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 on a Windows 7 RC machine.
Left by How to stain wood on Aug 27, 2010 2:04 AM

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