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VS2008 Install under bootcamp

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  • Ian

    I am running VISTA on a MacBookPro under the Leopard Bootcamp  (I know)  and getting a wierd message when I try and install VS2008:

    "Setup has detected that this computer does not meet the requirements ....

    Then under "software and requirement prerequisites":

    Windows XP service Pack 2 Update Information

    You must install this service pack to complete installation ....

    Is anyone at MS aware of this issue? is there a workaround under VISTA? What setting is the setup checking that it is returning XP?(Needless to say that I don't want to try and install XP SP2 under VISTA!)

  • AndyC

    Have you got SP1 RC1 installed on Vista, by any chance?

  • Ian

    AndyC wrote:
    Have you got SP1 RC1 installed on Vista, by any chance?


    No just plain old VISTA Ultimate (with all the relevant windows updates applied)

  • AndyC

    Try right-clicking setup.exe and see if Vista has somehow managed to turn on any of the compatability options. It certainly should work without doing anything as I installed it on Vista the other day!

  • Ian

    AndyC wrote:
    Try right-clicking setup.exe and see if Vista has somehow managed to turn on any of the compatability options. It certainly should work without doing anything as I installed it on Vista the other day!


    I'll try that next.  I have 4GB so I am just giving it a go under OSX using Parallels (using the same VISTA boot partition)

    OK Results are the same:

    * Under Paralells I got the same error
    * Checked the properties of setup.exe and the compatibility options are grayed out (ie no selection has been made).

    I am running from an ISO downloaded from MSDN.  Next step I will burn to a DVD and try again ( though I expect that this is some sort of a BootCamp issue?)


    Great suggestions, keep em coming!

  • darklotus

    Not that this will fix your issues under mac but...

    I am willing to bet, if you run vista on a machine that vista was intended to run on, you wouldnt get these issues.

  • nlinus

    darklotus wrote:
    I am willing to bet, if you run vista on a machine that vista was intended to run on, you wouldnt get these issues.


    I had the same issue with my Dell XPS.

    Here's the fix I found: http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2007/05/08/2491743.aspx

  • Ian

    Thanks, that sorted it!

  • odujosh

    darklotus wrote:
    Not that this will fix your issues under mac but...

    I am willing to bet, if you run vista on a machine that vista was intended to run on, you wouldnt get these issues.



    Yea I think this answer is unqualified. How is an Intel clone different from an Intel clone even if it is subcontracted by Apple (apple doesnt actually 'make' anything after all:). Boot Loaders isn't a form of virtualization. (one OS running in another) Just one OS passes control to the other when asked at startup.

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