I’ve been counting the seconds for this to happen… It is finally here, Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .Net 3.5 SP1 is out now. Get it from here.
Before installing this I would suggest that you have a look at this post. Quote from here “When installing Visual Studio 2008 Sp1 Beta1, you may encounter an error that you must first remove KB944899 before setup can continue. This message can be displayed if you have installed any KB for Visual Studio 2008, not just KB944899.”
There could be some issue if you had the SP1 Beta installed so better to have a look instead of crying like a baby after
Do read the Read me file!!!!! It is very important… I had a problem with the following but thanks to the readme file I knew what to do
2.1.9 Windows Automatic Update notification appears during Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installation on Windows Vista
Windows Automatic Update notification to restart the computer may appear when Visual Studio 2008 SP1 is being installed on a Windows Vista computer that does not have .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 installed. Allowing Windows Update to restart immediately will cause Visual Studio Setup to fail.
To resolve this issue:
Postpone the restart until Visual Studio SP1 installation is finished.
And yes it does take a long time, so be patient… it’s worth every second
Have a nice evening with the brand new SP1… I love you Microsoft…. I LOVE YOU