Installing Visual Studio SP1 on Windows 7

visual-studioSince installing Windows 7 RTM I have been slowly reinstalling all of my development programs.  The only one that has given me a fit has been SP1 for Visual Studio 2008.  The base program installed just fine, but SP1 failed every time.  Even after trying some suggestions I saw while searching, nothing worked.  But, earlier today I finally found success.  Prior to firing up the install for SP1, run the following from the command line (make sure you fire up the command prompt as an administrator.

<code lang="dos[lines]">reg delete HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSQMClientWindowsDisabledSessions /va /f

After running this command, SP1 installed with no issues.

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