Installing Visual Studio 2005 on Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP], May 6, 2006.

  1. Has anyone had any luck installing VS2005 on Vista 5365?

    I'm having no joy at all - the setup program completely craters before even
    starting the install. Ironically, VS did install successfully on 5308,
    which was otherwise too buggy to work on.

    Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP], May 6, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 6, 2006
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  3. Yes, I disabled it. I hadn't disabled in under 5308 - maybe I'll try
    turning it back on to see if that helps.... (wouldn't that be ironic!)

    Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP], May 6, 2006
  4. Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP]

    Slugsie Guest

    Yup, I got it to install - eventually. The setup crashed out quite a few
    times, and then it just worked and the install went flawlessly.
    Slugsie, May 6, 2006
  5. Gee... that's.... encouraging? I've only tried twice so far - maybe if I
    give it another few tries I'll get lucky...

    Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP], May 7, 2006
  6. I turned off a few things:

    - UAC (aka UAP) (actually, I tried it both ways, but in the end, it's off)
    - DEP/NX
    - Security Center service
    - Superfetch service
    - Windows Search service

    .... and now the VS installer is running. Of those, I strongly suspect that
    it's DEP/NX that made the difference, but who knows...

    Carl Daniel [VC++ MVP], May 7, 2006
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