Article ID: 979576 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario:
Hotfix informationA supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods.
Method 1To download this hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Visual Studio and .NET Framework (KB979576)
Method 2Contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
PrerequisitesYou must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply the hotfix if no instance of Visual Studio 2008 is being used.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationNote This hotfix contains English and Japanese versions.
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
This hotfix only fixes the missing Upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 section when you try to upgrade by using Uninstall/Change in Control Panel. This hotfix does not affect any other method of upgrading to Visual Studio 2008.
Article ID: 979576 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0