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I just installed the latest 2005 express editions of visual C#, visual J# etc.. and I installed Microsoft MSDN Express Library 2005 Beta.. now here is the problem. When I try to use help (dynamic help, how do I, index etc..) first the page does not open with an error "action cancelled" and then when I try different topics or refresh the page I get an error "The page cannot be displayed"... I tried everything to fix this... o Tried to repair the installation o Tried to uninstall and the install again o Checked my browser options o Scanned my PC for viruses o Scanned my PC for spywares o Scanned my PC for ad-awares o Checked the "options" & "customize" menus o Searched many forums about this issue but found notthing or inadequate info ..but still it doesn't work. I asked my friends if they have any problems but eveything was right. I asked about some of their configirations, everthing is the same... I'm going mad... please help me to solve this problem

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Try redownloading and reinstalling the MSDN library, or run the MSDNIXP.EXE file located in the WCU\MSDNExpress folder in your installation source directory.

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Thanx at all but I tried redownloading MSDN 2 times and also get it from my friends (at which MSDN works right) 2 times again but it doesnt work.
As ur suggestion I tried to run msdnexp bu it just say "preparing to install" but then nothing...

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Do you also have either Visual Studio .NET 2002/2003 or Visual Studio 2005 Beta installed?

I know that previous betas of the Express products had "issues" installing side-by-side with Visual Studio.

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I had uninstalled all of the components of Visual Studio .NET and Framework 1.1 as well
And then installed .NET Framework 2.0, Visual C# 2005 express, Visual Web Developer 2005 express...
C# and Web Developer work well with no problems. I have problem with only MSDN...

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Resintall your computer. Or better. the csecondary partition you installed V.NET 2005 on (and for which you have a backup image from the moment before).

You don't?

Take it as a lesson not to install software on an important system that tells you not to install it on an important system.

I run VS.NET 2005 from a second boot partition and have a GHOSTed image from the moment right before installing it. Same for all developers here that already use VS.NET 2005 in a production environment (we already port our code) - or they work from a virtual system.

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You have moved your mouse, you need to restart windows for the changes to affect, proceed?

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You have moved your mouse, you need to restart windows for the changes to affect, proceed?

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Original post by thona
Take it as a lesson not to install software on an important system that tells you not to install it on an important system.

Huh?

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Same for all developers here that already use VS.NET 2005 in a production environment (we already port our code) - or they work from a virtual system.

Speak for yourself. Most .NET developers are developing solely for Windows - possibly Linux (though there are still many unsupported features in Mono).

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Original post by apocalypse_k40
sorry but what do you meant by "you haved move your mouse,..".. kN1gH7 ?


It was a sarcastic remark about the tendency for anything you do on Windows to require a reboot to take effect. Somewhat humorous, actually, but not particularly helpful.

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Take it as a lesson not to install software on an important system that tells you not to install it on an important system.

Huh?
...

I would guess that since it is beta software (haven't got it (not rich!) - could be wrong) that it tells you not to install it on an important system.

Keeping a ghost image is a good idea anywho, so it doesn't take hours and hours to reinstall everthing.

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Exactly. It is either early beta (beta 1) or even less tested CTP (Community Tech Preview) builds. They explicitly warn to install on any system that you may need further on.

Some of the CTP-Builds vwere VERY dirty uninstalling - like killing the IIS control applets.

This is the price of working with early software.

We do it now like this:

Either the developer has a second hard disc, and is booting into an image ONLY FOR VS.NET 2005 previews. Of this image hs has a Ghost-image right before installing VS.NET - which means he can roll back in 5 minutes.

OR

The developer works on a simulated system using MS Virtual Server, in which case the rollback takes also only 5 minutes.

I ncase of ANY error we just reinstall. In case of a new test-build we just reinsta.

It warns explicitly that this is early software and you may not be able to uninstall.

Fucking up your system is the price you pay for your idiocy, then, to not honor this warning.

After all, this is early beta software.



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