Installing Visual Studio 2008

In January I attempted installing Visual Studion 2008 and always got an install failure when the Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component was being installed.  I found several postings on the Microsoft Support Site (  After reading thoses posts here is what I have found:
  1. Uninstall ALL Beta everything
    1. SDKs
    2. VS Add-Ons
    3. Development…whatever
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Windows SDK 6
  3. Reboot and attempt VS2008 installation again

I also uninstalled Sharepoint Designer, as I have seen issues with this before, but it does not appear that this is not an issue/problem source.  Several of my coworkers who had similar experiences were able to install VS2008 without removing Sharepoint Designer so there is not need to worry about that.

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