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Is Vista Home Basic capable of running Visual Studio 2005 Pro/2008/2008 Express? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Am running Vista Home Basic and tried to install Visual Studio 2008 first,but had error message which said,
    "Error: Installation failed for component Runtime Pre-requisites. MSI returned error code 1603"
    I tried to fix it by cleaning my registry, tried to install .net3.5 sp1 but 3.5 sp1 didnt install.
    I tried to work around with other options found on the net but was not able to make it.

    Then i tried to install VS 2005 Pro and now there was a new error message "Error 1935" which according to the internet information is quite common and here also i tried to fix with the workarounds i found in the net.
    But In Vain. All the things i tried didn't bear anything.


    Is that Vista Home Basic can't run any VS or it can?
    Please suggest.
    If possible please let me know  how to successfully  install any of these VS versions.

    Cheers,
    Dencil.
    Wednesday, December 3, 2008 4:12 AM