i tried installing visual studio on my new win 8 computer, but i got the same error of this user Can't install Visual Studio 2012 Express on Windows 8 , i've tried his solution, changing registry values, but it didn't work. i tried installing both via exe and iso, even 2013 prewiew

the log is avaible here: http://www.mediafire.com/?t3m8s515cc8dsq6

any help is appreciated

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Your PC needs a reboot according to the log:

Condition 'RebootPending = 1' evaluates to true.

Stop Block: SystemRebootPendingBlock : Per continuare l'installazione è necessario riavviare il computer. Riavviare il computer ed eseguire nuovamente l'installazione.

this means this:

To continue the installation you must restart the computer. Restart the computer and run the installation again.

Reboot (not shutdown!) and run the setup again

  • Just curious, is there any reason that shutting down/pressing the power button won't do the same thing as restarting?
    – Jon
    Sep 2, 2013 at 4:43
  • Chipper of course not bit just restart in a case like this its faster
    – Ramhound
    Sep 2, 2013 at 4:45
  • i thought shutdown->boot=reboot, i'll try
    – maxpesa
    Sep 2, 2013 at 13:04
  • 1
    not in Windows 8. A shutdown here is logoff + hiberation. Sep 2, 2013 at 18:40
  • thanks, it worked,there where some pending updates and i thought they belonged to the os, not to the application (that updated the framework i guess)
    – maxpesa
    Sep 2, 2013 at 19:15

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