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Compiling a Setup prompts Visual Studio's Installer

I've got Visual Studio 2005 Professional and VB6 installed on this WinXP Pro
(SP3) machine.

I inherited it when I came to this job, and there are multiple existing
projects.

I can code and debug all day long in either environment without any issues.

Whenever I am ready to deploy a VS2005 project and I select the "Build"
option, the Windows 3.1 Installer comes up, it prompts me for my Visual
Studio 2005 Professional disks, then tells me to please wait while Windows
configures VS2005.

This would not seem so bad except that every time this happens it takes
nearly an hour for VS2005 to finish (even though the dialog boxes each say
they only have 4-6 seconds remaining). It does this every time, too! I've
gotten to where I just have the VS2005 CDs copied to a folder on my PC, since
loading each CD in succession takes that much longer.

Then, the next time I try to open VB6, I get an installer for it, which
takes just as long.

Do I have a registry problem on my machine? Perhaps someone named "Ramon
Slater" (for example) did the original install, and he is no longer a member
of the Registered Users (because he hasn't been with the company in 2 years).

Does anyone know how to fix these issues?

Periodically, I have to go into the Add/Remove programs applet, select
VS2005, and do a Repair. The repair fixes the VS2005 problems, but it always
tells me the repair failed because there was not enough space (my HDD has 150
GB, 75 GB free).

I'm afraid to do a restore on this, because some of these old programs could
be lost forever, and our company may need them later.
Jun 27 '08 #1
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