Nice tips to Install your comes with the visual studio 2008 package. Hence if you want to work on the then you will have to install the visual studio 2008. However the is also available with the visual studio 2005 but it would be better if you use the latest version.

If you have previously installed the Microsoft visual studio version then you will have to make sure that you properly uninstall all the previous versions before installing the latest and that is the visual studio 2008.

I would like to present some points which you will have to keep in mind while installing the Microsoft visual studio 2008. They are as follows:

1. Uninstall the previous version as well as shut down all the running program
I really feel that before you start installing the latest version you should really uninstall the previous versions of the visual studio. You should also shut down the running programs for example Microsoft office application, internet explorer, windows explorer, and in fact everything which is open.

2. There are more links for visual studio 2008 and hence choose wisely
I do feel that you might face problems during the installation process. I do feel that on many cases you will be able to download about 90% of the software and then the downloading will stop. This is really pity since you are downloading 4GB software which is really huge. I do feel it would be better to buy a CD if you are not using a high speed internet.

3. You should install only those which you will be using
This is really very important. If you will download all the tools then it is quiet sure that your computer will run slowly and in fact it is the wastage of time. I firmly believe that you should install only those tools which you want to use. For example you can skip some language tools which you do not want to use.

4. Postpone all the early reboots
I must say that you will receive the reboot option on many occasions. However it is really better if you will postpone all such reboot option till the last. This will really be better for you.

5. If you install the team system, install the team system 2008 team explorer
When you install the visual studio team system then you might make the assumptions that your visual studio installation will be able to talk to the team foundation server. However this information is though logical but is not really correct.

6. Breaking changes to the list view
If you have written any code in the previous version of the then you will definitely have to upgrade your markup.

Apart from this the computer will regularly hint you what you have to do. You will just be required to hit on the next and you will have the software installed on your computer


Author: Gaurav Aroraa21 Feb 2009 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

Hi Rajendra

A nice and very good tips.

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