Saturday, April 18, 2009


Visual Studio 2008 Installer Problems

If you're having issues modifying/uninstalling Visual Studio 2008 Standard, Professional or Team Editions, and your setup is continuously failing giving the following message:

A problem has encountered while loading the setup components. Canceling setup.
No need to despair. This occurs due to a VS2008 hotfix - KB952241. Go to Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs; Click on View Installed Updates in the left pane and type 'KB952241' in the top-left search box. Double-click to uninstall it. Now, the Visual Studio 2008 installation should proceed without failing.

The alternate option of uninstalling and re-installing the whole VS2008 package is way too time consuming. Hope this helped save you some precious time!


Or better move to linux.

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