Windows 7 Visual Studio 2005 - SQL 2008 Support

Discussion in 'Programming and Scripting' started by Saintless, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. Saintless

    Saintless New Member

    Sep 24, 2009
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    I recently installed Win 7 x64 on my machine. I have Visual Studio 2005 Standard, and need to install the KB954961 update for SQL 2008 support, so I can connect to the remote SQL Server within VS.

    When I try to run the update, I get this message:
    The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing or the upgrade patch may update a different version of the program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch.
    I have verified that VS has SP 1 installed, and have even tried reinstalling it.

    I am wondering if the problem could be that I'm on Windows 7 64bit? Has anyone had this issue?
  2. cybercore

    cybercore New Member

    Jul 7, 2009
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    That Windows 7 is clearly not on the list of supported OS's is most likely the cause of the incompatibility error you get. If launching the update in Vista SP 2 compatibility mode does not help, then just wait for another update compatible with Windows 7. Also, you are to have Visual Studio Service Pack 1 installed.

    Another cause could be that the update may not be for VS Standard.

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