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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I'm John and in the daytime I am the Chief Technology Officer of VFTS.NET - a consulting firm that specializes on development and deployment of business solutions created with .NET framework on Windows platform and Windows infrastructure projects. I am a core member of the Philippine Windows Users Group, a contributor at the Microsoft Philippines Community forums and I regularly conduct technical sessions as well as other Microsoft technology events. I am a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in the Cloud and Datacenter Management Technical Expertise but away from any keyboard I spend hours reading books, travel, explore, and being busy with my dog named Floppy.

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