I'm installing the developer edition of SQL Server 2008 and it's giving me the error:

"A previous release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 is installed on this computer. Upgrade Microsoft VS2008 to the SP1 before installing SQL Server 2008."

Except that I already have VS2008SP1 installed. Anyone know what else it might be referring to?


Do you have the Web Developer installed? This article describes a situation where this can arise

Also if you installed any pre-release or beta versions of any of these components, this could cause problems and they should be uninstalled and the released versions installed.

  • I'm in the process of removing anything that looks suspicious. We'll see if that does it. – Scott Marlowe Jul 29 '09 at 20:33
  • Looks like I'm off and running. It was one of the SQL installs put there by VS2008. I removed everything that had "SQL" in it, though this post (stackoverflow.com/questions/844945/…) indicated the VS2008 Shell was the culprit. – Scott Marlowe Jul 29 '09 at 20:41

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