You cannot upgrade Visual Studio 2008 Trial Edition on a computer that is running Windows 7

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario:
  • You try to upgrade Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Trial Edition on a computer that is running Windows 7.
  • You open Control Panel, and then click Programs and Features.
  • You right-click Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition or Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite, and then click Uninstall/Change.
  • Then, you click Next on the Visual Studio 2008 Maintenance Mode welcome page.
In this scenario, no Upgrade to Visual Studio 2008 section is displayed on the welcome page as expected.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A 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 1

To download this hotfix, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Visual Studio and .NET Framework (KB979576)

Method 2

Contact 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=support
Note 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.

Prerequisites

You must have Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply the hotfix if no instance of Visual Studio 2008 is being used.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

Note 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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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Deletetemp.exe9.0.30729.451594,03224-Mar-201001:25x86
Dlmgr.dll9.0.30729.4515273,73624-Mar-201001:25x86
Gencomp.dll9.0.30729.45151,062,22424-Mar-201001:25x86
Htmllite.dll9.0.30729.4515173,90424-Mar-201001:25x86
Msitosit.dll9.0.30729.45151,052,49624-Mar-201001:25x86
Setup.exe9.0.30729.4515266,05624-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515100,17624-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515106,83224-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515109,39224-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515110,41624-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515112,46424-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515113,48824-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515120,65624-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515125,26424-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515126,80024-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515128,33624-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.4515129,87224-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.451569,96824-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.451570,48024-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.451579,18424-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.451581,23224-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.451581,74424-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.451591,47224-Mar-201001:25x86
Setupres.dll9.0.30729.451594,54424-Mar-201001:25x86
Sitsetup.dll9.0.30729.45151,362,76824-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515232,78424-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515233,80824-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515240,46424-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515245,58424-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515267,08824-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515268,62424-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515272,72024-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515277,84024-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515278,35224-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515280,40024-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgres.dll9.0.30729.4515280,91224-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70pgui.dll9.0.30729.45151,163,08824-Mar-201001:25x86
Vs70uimgr.dll9.0.30729.4515630,09624-Mar-201001:25x86
Vsbasereqs.dll9.0.30729.4515410,96024-Mar-201001:25x86
Vsscenario.dll9.0.30729.4515686,92824-Mar-201001:25x86

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

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.

Properties

Article ID: 979576 - Last Review: October 7, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Academic Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
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