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SP1 Install - was it successful?

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I tried to install SP1, and it appears to have just stopped somewhere part
way through. It was "collecting information" (for a long time, slow
progress bar) --- then suddenly it stopped.... no indication that either
something went wrong, it completed, or still running in the background. I
let it sit for another 30 minutes in case it was chugging along with no UI,
which I didn't think likely without as cpu usage stayed near zero as did
disk access. I opened VS, don't see any immediage noticable difference -
no indication on about screen either.

Does anyone know of a way to confirm it did in fact install sucessfully?
Dec 16 '06 #1
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On my machine it took over an hour to install.
"Matt Fielder" <mf****************@nospam.nospamwrote in message
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>I tried to install SP1, and it appears to have just stopped somewhere part
way through. It was "collecting information" (for a long time, slow
progress bar) --- then suddenly it stopped.... no indication that either
something went wrong, it completed, or still running in the background. I
let it sit for another 30 minutes in case it was chugging along with no UI,
which I didn't think likely without as cpu usage stayed near zero as did
disk access. I opened VS, don't see any immediage noticable difference -
no indication on about screen either.

Does anyone know of a way to confirm it did in fact install sucessfully?

Dec 16 '06 #2

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I'll guess in this case that my virus scan jumped in at the wrong second, I
bumped the mouse at the wrong time, the planets weren't aligned right or
some such other incident and it just quit on me partway through.

Time to start it again and see if it seems to finish this time.
"Stephany Young" <noone@localhostwrote in message
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On my machine it took over an hour to install.
"Matt Fielder" <mf****************@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>I tried to install SP1, and it appears to have just stopped somewhere part
way through. It was "collecting information" (for a long time, slow
progress bar) --- then suddenly it stopped.... no indication that either
something went wrong, it completed, or still running in the background. I
let it sit for another 30 minutes in case it was chugging along with no
UI, which I didn't think likely without as cpu usage stayed near zero as
did disk access. I opened VS, don't see any immediage noticable
difference - no indication on about screen either.

Does anyone know of a way to confirm it did in fact install sucessfully?


Dec 16 '06 #3

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I would give it a couple of hours

I've got a 3ghz with 2gb ram.. even launching HELP takes me 30 seconds.

It's just obvious that there aren't any decent coders left in Redmond;
according to my diagnosis

-Aaron

Matt Fielder wrote:
I tried to install SP1, and it appears to have just stopped somewhere part
way through. It was "collecting information" (for a long time, slow
progress bar) --- then suddenly it stopped.... no indication that either
something went wrong, it completed, or still running in the background. I
let it sit for another 30 minutes in case it was chugging along with no UI,
which I didn't think likely without as cpu usage stayed near zero as did
disk access. I opened VS, don't see any immediage noticable difference -
no indication on about screen either.

Does anyone know of a way to confirm it did in fact install sucessfully?
Dec 16 '06 #4

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I would give it a couple of hours

I've got a 3ghz with 2gb ram.. even launching HELP takes me 30 seconds.

It's just obvious that there aren't any decent coders left in Redmond;
according to my diagnosis

-Aaron
Aaron,

why don't you get someone who knows about computers to have a look at
your pc.

Dec 16 '06 #5

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"xla76" <pe*********@gmail.comwrote in message
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>I would give it a couple of hours

I've got a 3ghz with 2gb ram.. even launching HELP takes me 30 seconds.

It's just obvious that there aren't any decent coders left in Redmond;
according to my diagnosis

-Aaron

Aaron,

why don't you get someone who knows about computers to have a look at
your pc.
Seconded!!
Dec 16 '06 #6

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I downloaded the SP last night and installed it without any trouble. Even on
my lowly AMD processor with only 512 MB of RAM, it installed in less than 30
minutes. And I didn't lose any time as I was able to work on other things
while the software was installing. Wonderful thing, multi-tasking. :)

And to give MS credit, they did say in the installation dialog that it
"could take several minutes to several hours depending on the items that
must be updated." Normallly, you're wondering about how long it will take as
your progress bar runs up and down the range limit. :)

"The Grim Reaper" <do********@Idontwanttoknow.comwrote in message
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"xla76" <pe*********@gmail.comwrote in message
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>>
>>I would give it a couple of hours

I've got a 3ghz with 2gb ram.. even launching HELP takes me 30 seconds.

It's just obvious that there aren't any decent coders left in Redmond;
according to my diagnosis

-Aaron

Aaron,

why don't you get someone who knows about computers to have a look at
your pc.
Seconded!!

Dec 16 '06 #7

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For anyone interested, - yes it is possible to determine if the service pack
install was successful. The first time I ran the install, it just ended
with no indication that things went right or wrong or anything. When I ran
the second time, it completed after a while (no idea how long, started it,
accepted EULA etc. then came back a couple hours later and it was done).

When successfully completed, the install
1: displayed a dialog stating that it had completed.
2: Asked me to reboot
3a: About screen on laptop without sp installed yet shows: Version
8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
3b: About screen on desktop with sp installed shows: Version
8.0.50727.762 (SP.050727-7600)

"Matt Fielder" <mf****************@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>I tried to install SP1, and it appears to have just stopped somewhere part
way through. It was "collecting information" (for a long time, slow
progress bar) --- then suddenly it stopped.... no indication that either
something went wrong, it completed, or still running in the background. I
let it sit for another 30 minutes in case it was chugging along with no UI,
which I didn't think likely without as cpu usage stayed near zero as did
disk access. I opened VS, don't see any immediage noticable difference -
no indication on about screen either.

Does anyone know of a way to confirm it did in fact install sucessfully?

Dec 16 '06 #8

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Matt,
Its also listed in the VS Help About under the "Installed products" list as
an individual item.

You can also see it in Add/Remove Programs (Programs and Features in Vista)
if you enable the "Show Upgrades" options.

--
Hope this helps
Jay B. Harlow
..NET Application Architect, Enthusiast, & Evangelist
T.S. Bradley - http://www.tsbradley.net
"Matt Fielder" <mf****************@nospam.nospamwrote in message
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For anyone interested, - yes it is possible to determine if the service
pack install was successful. The first time I ran the install, it just
ended with no indication that things went right or wrong or anything.
When I ran the second time, it completed after a while (no idea how long,
started it, accepted EULA etc. then came back a couple hours later and it
was done).

When successfully completed, the install
1: displayed a dialog stating that it had completed.
2: Asked me to reboot
3a: About screen on laptop without sp installed yet shows: Version
8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
3b: About screen on desktop with sp installed shows: Version
8.0.50727.762 (SP.050727-7600)

"Matt Fielder" <mf****************@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>>I tried to install SP1, and it appears to have just stopped somewhere part
way through. It was "collecting information" (for a long time, slow
progress bar) --- then suddenly it stopped.... no indication that either
something went wrong, it completed, or still running in the background. I
let it sit for another 30 minutes in case it was chugging along with no
UI, which I didn't think likely without as cpu usage stayed near zero as
did disk access. I opened VS, don't see any immediage noticable
difference - no indication on about screen either.

Does anyone know of a way to confirm it did in fact install sucessfully?

Dec 16 '06 #9

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Bruce W. Darby wrote:
I downloaded the SP last night and installed it without any trouble. Even on
my lowly AMD processor with only 512 MB of RAM, it installed in less than 30
minutes. And I didn't lose any time as I was able to work on other things
while the software was installing. Wonderful thing, multi-tasking. :)

And to give MS credit, they did say in the installation dialog that it
"could take several minutes to several hours depending on the items that
must be updated." Normallly, you're wondering about how long it will take as
your progress bar runs up and down the range limit. :)
Likewise, mine installed in around 30 mins without any trouble. I
suppose I'm also "lucky" as I've never experienced Crashes, Lock-Ups etc
while working in VS 2005 - Maybe it's because I don't have any computer
games loaded on my system and pay meticulous attention to keeping my
system clear of unnecessary applications?

ShaneO

There are 10 kinds of people - Those who understand Binary and those who
don't.
Dec 16 '06 #10

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"Matt Fielder" <mf****************@nospam.nospamwrote in
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I tried to install SP1, and it appears to have just stopped somewhere
part way through. It was "collecting information" (for a long time,
slow progress bar) --- then suddenly it stopped.... no indication that
either something went wrong, it completed, or still running in the
background. I let it sit for another 30 minutes in case it was
chugging along with no UI, which I didn't think likely without as cpu
usage stayed near zero as did disk access. I opened VS, don't see
any immediage noticable difference - no indication on about screen
either.

Took ages ... but it seemed to install OK.

Dec 17 '06 #11

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whatever dickmouth

at least I dont use AOL like you vb wannabes

MS killed VB learn a real language

-Aaron
xla76 wrote:
I would give it a couple of hours

I've got a 3ghz with 2gb ram.. even launching HELP takes me 30 seconds.

It's just obvious that there aren't any decent coders left in Redmond;
according to my diagnosis

-Aaron

Aaron,

why don't you get someone who knows about computers to have a look at
your pc.
Dec 17 '06 #12

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RE:
How many wasted hours are programmers spending today trying to
determine if
this SP is properly installed?

My fucking visual studio crashed every single day (I write a LOT of
reports); a few times a day-- so I've just about given up on this piece
of shit language.. I'm going back to VB6

-Aaron

Will wrote:
You have to wonder:

Why in the world didn't MS use the notation SP1 instead of SP.050727-7600 in
order to avoid questions like this?

What is your computer doing at 100% CPU utilization for 20 minutes during
the install process?

My install went through several iterations which I expected. But there was
never any indication of what the install program was working on at any given
time. Sometimes separate executions use the same identifying numbers and it
looked like it was looping. Why wouldn't they give us more information on
what was going on at any given moment?

I got no message at all at the end of the several iterations of the install.
Why wouldn't the install always end with a go / no go message at the end of
the install?

How many wasted hours are programmers spending today trying to determine if
this SP is properly installed?
"Matt Fielder" wrote:
For anyone interested, - yes it is possible to determine if the service pack
install was successful. The first time I ran the install, it just ended
with no indication that things went right or wrong or anything. When I ran
the second time, it completed after a while (no idea how long, started it,
accepted EULA etc. then came back a couple hours later and it was done).

When successfully completed, the install
1: displayed a dialog stating that it had completed.
2: Asked me to reboot
3a: About screen on laptop without sp installed yet shows: Version
8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
3b: About screen on desktop with sp installed shows: Version
8.0.50727.762 (SP.050727-7600)

"Matt Fielder" <mf****************@nospam.nospamwrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>I tried to install SP1, and it appears to have just stopped somewhere part
>way through. It was "collecting information" (for a long time, slow
>progress bar) --- then suddenly it stopped.... no indication that either
>something went wrong, it completed, or still running in the background. I
>let it sit for another 30 minutes in case it was chugging along with no UI,
>which I didn't think likely without as cpu usage stayed near zero as did
>disk access. I opened VS, don't see any immediage noticable difference -
>no indication on about screen either.
>
Does anyone know of a way to confirm it did in fact install sucessfully?
>
Dec 21 '06 #13

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