Error while installing Visual Studio 2008 on Win XP Machine

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While installing Visual Studio 2008 SP 1 I get this error message “The installation failed with the following message: Fatal error during installation. Click the finish button to exit “. When I try to run the file manually I get this error message

 

Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – E…

Error 32003.File 'C:Program Files Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0Common7Toolsvsvars32.bat' could not be opened for write.

The installation is half done and then it comes up with the above error message.  Clicking on retry comes back with the same error message and does nothing.

I thought it could be write permissions issue and gave the user full control but still the same. I have VC++ and VB installed and running fine on Win XP SP 3 machine. Tried disabling the Antivirus services but that dint seems to help either. 

Please help.

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Best Answer by Skarbos Jay
Answered By 0 points N/A #86246

Error while installing Visual Studio 2008 on Win XP Machine

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Dear Donald

Error 32003 indicate that you don,t have full administrative rights / write rights. For solving this issue, right click on vsvars32.bat file and take properties. Then go to Security Tab, under security tab click on Users. After click on users, you will see below "permission for users". Check "full control" "Modify" "Write" and press OK.

Then try to install again, you will succeed.

Cheers

Stephy

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #86247

Error while installing Visual Studio 2008 on Win XP Machine

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Hi,

I can help you fix the issue with Microsoft Visual Studio on your Windows XP computer.

I suggest you to check the following:

  • Make sure your Automatic Updates is working fine.
  • Make sure you are logged in as an Administrator.
  • Make sure you are having Windows XP service pack 2 or 3. Visual Studio will not work properly with Service pack 1.
  • Check if you have updated your Graphics driver to the latest version.
  • If the issue still exists try installing the application in Safe Mode with Networking.

This should fix the issue with Visual Studio on your computer. Just in case if you need further assistance. 

I suggest you to contact Microsoft support.

Thanks and regards,

Skarbos Jay.

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