Hotfix for Installing ASP.NET MVC With Azure, Power Commands, or Resharper mvc 0 comments suggest edit

Yesterday, I wrote about troubleshooting Windows MSI Installers and talked about the pain we here feel when an installation fails. Turns out, it’s not always our fault. ;) It appears there’s a hotfix released for Visual Studio which addresses a problem with installing ASP.NET MVC when you have a third party add-in installed. I mentioned the three above because they are among the most commonly used add-ins which run into problems.

You can read about the Hotfix on the Visual Web Developer blog or simply go here to download it.

Note, that this doesn’t solve the problem for all add-ins. For example, someone reported an installation failure when they had Clone Detective installed. Uninstalling Clone Detective, installing ASP.NET MVC, and then reinstalling Clone Detective solved the problem. We’re still looking into why our installers are having problems with these add-ins.

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8 responses

  1. Avatar for Steve Sheldon
    Steve Sheldon March 5th, 2009

    Is this applicable to Windows 7 beta? Or does the hotfix installer work?

  2. Avatar for haacked
    haacked March 5th, 2009

    @Steve good question. I'm not sure.

  3. Avatar for Thomas Freudenberg
    Thomas Freudenberg March 6th, 2009

    Unfortunately the patch denies to work on Windows 7 beta

  4. Avatar for volkan uzun
    volkan uzun March 8th, 2009

    visual studio 2008 started crashing at random times, roll back the hotfix, everything is working fine again.

  5. Avatar for Robin Clowers
    Robin Clowers March 9th, 2009

    You're a lifesaver Phil! I ran into this when I tried to install RC 1 and never had a chance to figure it out. This post saved me some serious frustration, thanks for taking the time to write it up.

  6. Avatar for John
    John March 17th, 2009

    I was able to resolve it by uninstalling Power Comands and then reinstalling...

  7. Avatar for Darren
    Darren March 21st, 2009

    This hotfix never finished installing and put my machine in a perpetual restart. It will restart show configuring updates: stage 3 of 3 and when it gets to 100% is says shutting down. I have gone through this routine about 10 times so far. I cannot even start in safe mode. When trying to start in safe mode it immediately says "shutting down". I need help ASAP!

  8. Avatar for S. Shawn Mehaffie
    S. Shawn Mehaffie September 16th, 2010

    The link above does not work, I get the following message. Can you please send me a working link for this patch?
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