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Offline jreynolds

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Visual Studio 2003 Installation Issue
« on: August 18, 2005, 08:30:06 PM »
I found the problem while installing VS2003.Net on XP. I am running the latest version of Avast! Home Edition. The VS2003.Net installer always states that there is an installation pending, and must reboot.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;830608

Basically avast! seems to be keeping a post-install item (mine happens to be "\??\C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\_avast4_\unp131499929" ) in the

"PendingFileRenameOperations" key under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

Once I renamed it, as the article states, I was finally able to install VS.Net.

I'm wondering if this is by design, or a bug. Either way, it cost me an hour of searching.

Cheers,

John

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Re: Visual Studio 2003 Installation Issue
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005, 08:59:09 PM »
I don't think it's by design... does a similar file (and registry record) appear again when you restart?

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Re: Visual Studio 2003 Installation Issue
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2005, 12:13:13 AM »
Indeed - it does stay there after multiple reboots.

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Re: Visual Studio 2003 Installation Issue
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2005, 12:24:07 AM »
"Stay" as "doesn't get deleted", or when you delete it manually, it gets created again (with a different number)?

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Re: Visual Studio 2003 Installation Issue
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2005, 01:23:51 AM »
I haven't tried deleting it manually; I will this evening.