Visual Studio 2008 and Visual studio 2005 on the same Machines
I just received a Dell Vostro 4000 Quad Core- (2.4GHZ) 4GB Memory with 500GB Sata drive and 19# monitor.
I am not too happy with the machine for the Following reasons:
1.0 It Has 300w of Power supply, which is not adequate
2.0 Speakers are powered from USB Outlet, which is pathetic.
3.0 The Monitor is running ar 1280*1024 in 32 bit mode, The colour and contrast rendering is very poor.
4.0 The Key board rattles
5.0 The mouse buttons rattles and accidentally by slight click turns into web page magnification mode while scrolling.
Any way, I was trying to work with Dreamwever 8 and VS 2008 professional on the same machine.
The machines has XPP with service pack 2 and all the updates.
Now the problem begins:
1.0 C# applications which interfaces with Ado.net and Sql express 2005 is crashing in VS 2008 with no apparent reason. The event log of the machines is Giving run time .NET Version 2 Error. I am yet to decipher this bug with MSDN knowledge base. Many people in code project has had this bug in VS 2008.
2.0 So to get the project Going I installed VS 2005 Prof on the same machine. I started getting, Security violation error- project locations is not safe etc etc.
3.0 Applied all the patches for VS 2005 service pack 1. After this Security violation error went away. However Even in Vs 2005 – Unknown run time error is still there.
4.0 I have a question, Do I have to Uninstall Sql Express 2005 which is part of VS 2008.
5.0 For some reason VS 2005 is unable to access SQL Express 2005 Tables.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
One suggestions that I have received in CodeProject is to De-CRAPIFY the sytem.
Which involves RE Installing XPP and So on. I am trying to save some time.
Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.