Visual Studio 2008

Hi all,

I am desperatly trying to install VS2008. I downloaded it from the MS site, but whenever I try to execute the setup.exe file, it show the first form but when i click, to install it, nothing happens, setup.exe hangs. No error message, nothing!

no event viewer message
no log in %TEMP%
tried with vs pro but also with vs tfs db
tried disabling antivirus

Running Win7 32bit 7000. Any hints?



Worked fine for me, even demonstrated a project on it in college last week

any hints to what search for? hidden logs?


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I realize this is off topic, but there is no real proper place to post it:

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