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=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.

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.

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Deletetemp.exe

9.0.30729.4515

94,032

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Dlmgr.dll

9.0.30729.4515

273,736

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Gencomp.dll

9.0.30729.4515

1,062,224

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Htmllite.dll

9.0.30729.4515

173,904

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Msitosit.dll

9.0.30729.4515

1,052,496

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setup.exe

9.0.30729.4515

266,056

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

100,176

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

106,832

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

109,392

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

110,416

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

112,464

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

113,488

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

120,656

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

125,264

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

126,800

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

128,336

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

129,872

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

69,968

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

70,480

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

79,184

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

81,232

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

81,744

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

91,472

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Setupres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

94,544

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Sitsetup.dll

9.0.30729.4515

1,362,768

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

232,784

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

233,808

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

240,464

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

245,584

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

267,088

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

268,624

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

272,720

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

277,840

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

278,352

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

280,400

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgres.dll

9.0.30729.4515

280,912

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70pgui.dll

9.0.30729.4515

1,163,088

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vs70uimgr.dll

9.0.30729.4515

630,096

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vsbasereqs.dll

9.0.30729.4515

410,960

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

Vsscenario.dll

9.0.30729.4515

686,928

24-Mar-2010

01:25

x86

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.

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