Unable to install VS2008 from MSDN DVD

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Subject: Unable to install VS2008 from MSDN DVD
Posted by:  dhurwitz (dhurwi…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008


I have been unable to install VS2008 to my laptop, using the MSDN DVD Disc
4400. I used this exact same disk to install to a different machine (a
desktop), both of which are running XP sp2 and have SqlServer 2005 Developer
Edition installed. I suspected the laptop of corruption from years of use, so
I reformatted Drive C, reinstalled WinXp sp2 and SqlServer, and tried doing a
clean install. In all cases, it gets to the point where it is unable to
install the Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component.

I tried empyting the System Temp folder and also doing a clean boot using

Any suggestions?  Thanks.