Installing Visual Studio SP1 on Windows 7
Since 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.