I used to have Visual Studio 2008 installed on my XP Laptop. I used Add/Remove Programs to remove the program because I had some serious disk space issues. I am now trying to reinstall Visual Studio 2008 but it keeps failing and saying it cannot install .Net Framework 3.5

I have tried many different things. I have tried the installer found at this website: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx

I am at the end of the line here, I'm not finding any new information. If anyone can provide any insight, please let me know.


Try installing the .NET Framework separately through Windows Update. If nothing else, you can go to version 4 of the Framework which should make Visual Studio 2008 happy as well.

  • Looks like that worked. Too bad I spent an entire day trying to get it to work. Thank You.
    – Chris
    Jul 20 '10 at 16:42

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