Thursday, January 17, 2008

Troubles installing Visual Studio 2005

I now that this is probably a bit outdated but I finally gotten around installing VS 2005. My first attempt was a disaster. I lost several hours since the installation process kept on failing after a minute or so reporting some error to do with XML Parser 6.0. When I tried removing that I was unable to do so (Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs would fail when attempting to remove it).

The trick is to get this thing Windows Insatll Clean Up tool and remove XML Parser 6.0 with it. After that VS 2005 goes through without problems.