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Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 on same pc

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Is it possible to install Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 on the same pc?

Jun 6 '06 #1
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Is it possible to install Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 on the same pc?


Yes this is possible, have it on my machine
Jun 6 '06 #2

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Not only possible, but not a problem. They each use a seperate framework.

NOTE: If you normally open project files, not solution files, VS 2005 will
attempt to open them, even if they are 1.1 framework. If you open normally
from the solution file, no problem. You can get around this by right
clicking the file and choosing VS.NET 2003.

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Gregory A. Beamer

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Jun 7 '06 #3

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I did find out recently that installing Visual Studio 2003 *after*
installing Visual Studio 2005 can be a little problematic. The biggest
problem I had was finding any documentation about this specifically. I was
unsure whether any of the VS 2003 installation components might overwrite
any of the later, or set up default settings to the older components (such
as the J# Redistributable or MSXML Parser). I still don't know those
answers, but I did find a workaround, for anyone else who might find
themself in the same (admittedly rare) situation:

The biggest problem with the VS 2003 installation is the Prerequisits. In
particular, after installing VS 2005, there is at least one, and possibly 2
(or more?) that may show up: J# Redistributable and the .Net platform 1.1.

The .Net platform 1.1 is a necessity, but can be installed via Windows
Update without having to install all of the Prerequisits. Once that is done,
the only trick left is to get VS 2003 to install without installing any of
the other Prerequisits (in my case, only the J# Redistributable). This can
be accomplished by running the setup program from the Run menu or Command
line, using the argument: /NO_BSLN_CHECK

For example, on my machine here, I ran:

F:\ENGLISH\VS.NET2003 /NO_BSLN_CHECK

This does not check for the prerequisits, and does install Visual Studio
2003.

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HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Chicken Salad Alchemist

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Lots of short moments.

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Not only possible, but not a problem. They each use a seperate framework.

NOTE: If you normally open project files, not solution files, VS 2005 will
attempt to open them, even if they are 1.1 framework. If you open normally
from the solution file, no problem. You can get around this by right
clicking the file and choosing VS.NET 2003.

--
Gregory A. Beamer

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Think Outside the Box!
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Is it possible to install Visual Studio 2003 and 2005 on the same pc?


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