- Posted by Ian Suttle on November 19, 2007
- Filed under .NET 3.5 | Visual Studio
I wanted to share my experience of going from Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 to the RTM. Scott Guthrie recommends uninstalling Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, .Net Framework Beta 2, and Visual Studio Web Authoring Component. When I uninstalled VS it seems to have taken the framework with it. Typically I wouldn't expect this coupling to occur however in the case of beta and no release license I don't completely excuse that possibility.
I've also uninstalled a few others just to wipe the slate as clean as possible (it's a beta, who knows). Other uninstalls include "MSDN Library for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2 - ENU", "Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5" (and friends), and the "Microsoft .Net Compact Framework 3.5" or at least I think that's what it was called:).
In my opinion the uninstall processes are the most unpolished piece of the whole Beta 2 experience which was fantastic. A number of times the uninstaller would halt due to some program being used. Many times a simple "Retry" would resolve that one.
The install itself went smooth, but again took quite some time... now to find Team Explorer for 2008!