Visual Studio 2010 SDK on Windows 8

Quick note – If you have this error installing VS2010 SDK on Windows 8:

Error message: You must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 installed on your computer before…

All you have to do is one registry fix:

Go to HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DevDiv\vs\Servicing\10.0\SP


Edit the SP Value and make it 0


Run setup again and code away my friend!


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John is currently creating digital assets that protects people and their future, a technical trainer and a full time geek specializing on development and deployment of innovations created with .NET framework on Windows platform as well as Windows infrastructure projects. He is the primary contact of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and regularly conducts community sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. John owns the Busy Saving The World Techblog.

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