Update Visual Studio 2005 in Windows 7 / Windows Vista

There are some Issues when running Visual Studio 2005 in windows Vista and Windows 7
after hours of searching the net I come up with this walkthrough on VS2005 update.

Visual Studio 2005 is supported on Windows 7 with the some limitations.To use Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7 you will need to install both Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 and the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista.

While Microsoft have made tremendous investments in Windows Vista to ensure backwards compatibility, some of the system enhancements, such as User Account Control, changes to the networking stack, and the new graphics model, make Windows Vista behave differently from previous versions of Windows.

However, your existing .NET Framework 1.1 and 2.0 based applications will continue to work on Windows Vista, and will be able to take advantage of many of the new features available to Windows Vista applications.

If you install first

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista

(VS80sp1-KB932232-X86-ENU.exe – 28.9 MB)

This Error Message will apear
“The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch.”

So follow this Step by Step instructions:

1. Download
Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite Service Pack 1
VS80sp1-KB926601-X86-ENU (431 MB)

Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista
VS80sp1-KB932232-X86-ENU.exe (28.9 MB)

This download installs Service Pack 1 for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite. Fixes in this Service Pack include stability, performance and security enhancements made in many areas of the product. A comprehensive list of fixes requested by customers since the release of Visual Studio® 2005.

available at the microsoft downloads website
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads

2. Run as Administrator
VS80sp1-KB926601-X86-ENU.exe

Just Click OK, then I accept, then wait

Just Click OK

If the machine participated in the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista Beta, please be sure to uninstall the beta first.
See Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista download page for more details.

then also run as administrator – VS80sp1-KB932232-X86-ENU.exe

Just Click OK, then I accept, then wait

Just Click OK and you’re done.

Additional Information:

If VS 2005 Professional, Visual Web Developer Express, and Visual Basic Express is installed on your system, it will run the patching process 3 times (since each of these installs have separate copies of some files). If you aren’t using all of these versions on your system, you might want to uninstall some of them – both to save yourself some disk space as well as to speed up the SP1 install process.

SP1 will patch/update all files/features in VS 2005 that you have installed. Sometimes I just click “install everything” when I setup VS 2005, in which case I get a lot of features that I often don’t use (for example: some of the C++ header/lib sources for ATL, MFC, etc). What I’ve seen on my personal system is that when I only have the features I use installed, the SP1 upgrade process takes about 15 minutes end to end. But with everything it can take closer to 45-50 minutes. You might want to consider unchecking certain features of VS if you aren’t using them and want to both save some disk space as well as speed up the SP1 install process

from reghakr from http://windows7forums.com/

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5 responses to “Update Visual Studio 2005 in Windows 7 / Windows Vista

  1. I am receiving an error that the SP1 is not a vaild Win32 applicaation when trying to install on Windows 7 32-bit. Any thought on this

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