Friday, October 04, 2013

Visual Studio 2005 setup problems "insert dvd"

Long story but I needed to install an old copy of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 standard and kept having problems with the same error each time  "please the disk: Visual Studio 2005 dvd"

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Basically half way through the installation each time I would get the same error

There is an easy solution but I could never find it documented anywhere.

I solve it sharing my dvd from another pc eg \\PC2\DVD and then run setup.exe from this location on PC1

I have no idea why this solved the problem and found it by accident.

No this wasn't a pirated copy, no the dvd itself wasn't scratched or damaged. Basically something wrong with the pressing from Microsoft back in 2006 (or more likely something wrong with installing it onto a modern windows 7 64bit pc).

Either way once you load the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 setup.exe it from a remote directory.......problem goes away :)

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