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System Requirement

.NET Framework System Requirements

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/8z6watww.aspx

Visual Studio .NET System Requirements

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4c26cc39(VS.71).aspx

Visual Studio 2005 System Requirements

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4c26cc39(VS.80).aspx

Visual Studio 2005 Team System Requirements

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252568(VS.80).aspx

Visual Studio 2008 System Requirements

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/4c26cc39.aspx

See the readme file in the root directory of the Visual Studio 2008 installation media, or on the Internet at Readme: Visual Studio 2008.

Visual Studio 2008 Team System Requirements

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms252568.aspx

Visual Studio 2010 System Requirements

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 Readme:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/7/A/0/7A023209-096F-4F7D-B2BC-831ECC68FF5B/VS2010Beta1Readme.htm

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 Readme:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/B/5/3/B5379D88-51D7-4240-9423-CE1427502784/VS2010Beta2Readme.htm

Visual Studio 2010 RC Readme:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/A/F/F/AFFE9A0D-E43C-4402-99C1-DD4E0E58AB60/VS2010RCReadme.htm

 

Best Practice to install Visual Studio

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vssetup/thread/60f71a54-506e-4c70-be98-e993ce6d1ddf/

 

How to Troubleshoot

http://blogs.msdn.com/msdnforum/archive/2010/03/06/visual-studio-and-net-framework-installation-tips.aspx

 

Troubleshooting Tools

Collection Tool

http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2008/05/09/visual-studio-and-net-log-collection-utility.aspx

.NET Framework Verification Tool

http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/pages/8999004.aspx

.NET Framework Cleanup Tool

http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/pages/8904493.aspx

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301/en-us

Process Monitor

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

 

How to read log files

How to locate the cause of error code 1603 in a verbose MSI log file

http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/08/01/446328.aspx

How to Interpret Windows Installer Logs

http://blogs.technet.com/richard_macdonald/archive/2007/04/02/How-to-Interpret-Windows-Installer-Logs.aspx

Unified .NET Framework Troubleshooting Guide

http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/articles/454956.aspx

Visual Studio 2005 and .NET Framework 2.0 Setup Troubleshooting Guide

http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/articles/492809.aspx

How to diagnose Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 setup issues with setup Logs

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/vssetup/thread/0376db8f-4761-4ae5-9af2-98c53216318a#How_to_diagnoseVS2008_NETFramework_logs

Visual Studio 2008 Setup Troubleshooting Guide

http://blogs.msdn.com/varungupta/archive/2007/12/04/visual-studio-2008-setup-troubleshooting-guide.aspx