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I have a Dell XPS L702X laptop.

To the right of the power button is a touch sensitive button called "Dell Instant Launch".

I have had this configured to open Visual Studio 2010 for a while but I just installed SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition. Now when I use "Dell Instant Launch" it opens Visual Studio 2008 shell rather than VS 2010.

This is the path I have assigned to "Dell Instant Launch" for the "Launch A Program" option: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Common7\IDE\devenv.exe"

Any ideas why devenv.exe is not launching the VS2010 shell or where I would look to fix this?

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Is this a factory Dell install of the OS or have you re-installed the OS using non Dell recovery media? – Moab May 9 '12 at 16:34
It's a factory install. Instant Launch Manager is an item in Windows Mobility Center in a section entitled Customized by Dell Inc. – Grokodile May 9 '12 at 17:01
Unfortunately Dell does not have much documentation about this feature that I can find, I would have a look in the bios to see if there is something related in there, does it work for other applications? – Moab May 9 '12 at 17:08
As described above it was working fine until I recently installed SQL Server 2008 Dev Ed. I expect that installing SQL is the origin of the problem rather than Dell or the OS, I'm just not sure where to look to correct the anomalous behaviour. I figured someone with expert Visual Studio knowledge might be able to suggest something. – Grokodile May 9 '12 at 17:16
You might edit your question title to reflect Visual Studio, to get more attention. – Moab May 9 '12 at 19:44

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