I got bit when installing the VS2010 RC and it cost me a few hours of aggravation. Here’s why.
I use Daemon Tools to mount ISOs to a virtual DVD. I have a Windows 7 machine and am using a new installation of Daemon. By default, Daemon’s auto-mount feature is turned off. I didn’t realize this.
During the installation, the installer needs to reboot. When it rebooted, it didn’t find the DVD and I scrambled to re-attach the ISO file while the installer was attempting to continue setup.
I thought I got it covered, but in the end I had the following error:
What a slap in the face. No Entity Framework tools out of everything in VS that could have been left out! LOL. Well, I do need those.
I tried repairing the installation two times but still the tools did not install.
I finally decided to just uninstall and reinstall but this time I would be smart and burn the darned DVD.
Wouldn’t you know, my brand new DVD writer wasn’t being recognized.
So as a last resort, I used WinRAR to unzipped the ISO file onto my hard drive and I was then able to install directly from the files.
The installation went perfectly. And because I had uninstalled VS2010 but not .NET 4, the reboot was unnecessary.
Since then I have heard from many people that they had no installation problems when using Virtual CloneDrive.
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