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Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Installation Hell

OK, that sucks. Installation of Service Pack 1 for Visual Studio 2005 is dirty like shit...


  1. It takes a LOT of time and there is no way to know how much left.
  2. It does not check for available disk space, so I ran out of disk space several times since installation writes data like crazy. At the end it frees much of that space so I guess it has temporary both versions on disk or something like that. It writes and deletes several Gigabytes.
  3. At certain points it takes too much memory and performs paging.
  4. It takes like 2 hours and most of the time it runs taking constantly 100% CPU without any chance to do anything with computer, so you have to wait or go to sleep (until you discover that you are out of disk space)... I wonder how many CPUs around the world will be burned by this service pack ?

BTW, Visual Studio 2003 Service Pack 1 has the same behavior. Looks like the same guy did both ? Idiots.


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# re: Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Installation Hell
Why is this install so stupid!!
Runs multiple times for multiple installs my arse and it says 0 seconds remaining for considderably longer than 1 second

1/11/2007 4:56 PM by Mike D

# re: Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Installation Hell
Yeah, this has been a real pain! Somebody at microsuck has better wake up and take notice. I wonder why we even bother to put up with it. Poor productivity at our own expense?

Makes me like Netbeans a bit more each time.

6/28/2007 2:02 AM by brian

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