Windows 7 RC and Visual Studio 2008

So I thought I’d install VS 2008 to dabble around with WPF a bit. After the installer was finished, I was confronted with this:

Visual Studio 2008 installer, showing an error on every component

OK, so I reboot my machine, and as soon as I log in, this pops up:

Visual Studio 2008 setup screen with "Check for Service Releases" link active

After having seen the error, I think “service releases, let’s see,” and click on the link. Firefox opens up with this:

Firefox showing a Windows Update message asking to visit the site using the latest IE

OK, fair enough, let’s take the URL and fire up IE:

The latest IE showing a Windows Update message asking to visit the site using the latest IE

OK, now you’re just fucking with me. Seriously.

The kicker? Looks like VS has no problems working, despite the apparent failure of every single installed component. 🙂

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