After downloading Visual Studio 2005 SP1 and Visual Studio 2005 Upgrade for Vista to install Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7, when I tried to intall Visual Studio 2005 SP1, I got this error message:

The up patch cannot be installed by the windows installer service because the program to be upgraded is missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different version of program. Verify that the program to be updated exist on your computer and you have correct upgrade patch

I have saved VS80sp1-KB926601-X86-ENU (1) and VS80sp1-KB932232-X86-ENU on the D: drive.

What should I do to install Visual Studio 2005 on Windows 7?

  • Did you install the base version of VS2005 first before trying to install the service packs? – ChrisF Jan 14 '11 at 20:21

Further to my comment and after re-reading your question again.

You need to to install the original version of Visual Studio 2005 before installing the service packs.

The service packs don't contain the original program, just all the patches and hotfixes rolled into one installer.

  • thnx for answer but i am nt able to find correct link from where i can download original version visual studio 2005..can u send a verified link of dat which will be compatible with windows 7..... – lopez Jan 14 '11 at 21:01
  • @div - I'm not sure that VS2005 is still available. If you've searched but not found I don't think I'll be any more successful. – ChrisF Jan 14 '11 at 21:06
  • while installing vs2005 professional ...i am getting dis error"the windows installer package"d:\softwares\microsoft visual studio 8\vs_setup.msi could not be opened.chooose retry to try again.choose cancel for exit setup"....i am not able to proceed further after retry....what shud i do? – lopez Jan 15 '11 at 7:42

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