Visual Studio 2008 Random Freezing and Office 2010 Beta


If you’re running Visual Studio 2008, and you install Office 2010 beta on the same machine, you might run into this issue where Visual Studio will freeze randomly.  The issue is that the Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component was for Office 2007, and you need to repair it to work.

All you have to do is run one of the two commands:

64bit Windows

C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Setup.exe

32bit Windows

C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft shared\OFFICE12\Office Setup Controller\Setup.exe

Big thanks to Martin Hinshelwood.

http://blog.hinshelwood.com/archive/2009/07/19/office-2010-gotcha-2-visual-studio-2008-locks.aspx

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