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Yesterday evening, just arrived home after my speech at the DotNetMarche UG, I downloaded VS2005 SP1

This morning I read on ScottGu's blog:

...can take 30-90 minutes to update your Visual Studio 2005 installation depending on which versions of VS you have installed, and what features are enabled.  So you should plan ahead and not expect it to be a few second operation (note: it is a good task to kick off before lunch or in the evening).

So I uninstalled the VS 2005 Web Application Project update and I launched the SP just before going downtown for the last Christmas gifts.

I came back home 4 hours later and I noticed the progress bar just around 50% ... wait a few other minutes and ... KABOOM!!! I get a terrible BSOD (and it wasn't my screensaver )

At least VS2005 is still working, but I guess I've to retry the update procedure... this time before going to bed

posted on Monday, December 18, 2006 5:21 PM

Comments on this entry:

# re: VS2005 SP1 installation: first try

Left by Luigi Molinaro at 12/18/2006 6:35 PM

I was just emailing you asking if will go with us tomorrow...
Christmas shopping.... no thanks.... just give me the drink!

# re: VS2005 SP1 installation: first try

Left by Eber Irigoyen at 12/18/2006 7:44 PM

you should try with as few applications and services as possible, worked really well for me

# Installing VS 2005 Service Pack 1 - It went well!

Left by at 12/22/2006 4:28 AM

Installing VS 2005 Service Pack 1 - It went well!

# Two SP1 in two days

Left by CodeClimber at 1/15/2007 11:12 PM

Two SP1 in two days

# re: VS2005 SP1 installation: first try

Left by Tad Anderson at 2/8/2007 3:32 PM

My thoughts on SP1-

and here:

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