Monday, 4 February 2008

Visual Studio SP1: Installation source for this product is not available

While trying to install Visual Studio 2005 SP1, I've encountered this error message: "Installation source for this product is not available".

After spending my whole day on this problem, I've found this blog entry:
http://dotnetslackers.com/...is_not_available.aspx

And this MSDN knowledge base entry & patch:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/925336

And it managed to solve my problem. What a sunday!

2 comments:

Nick said...

I also was having this problem. You must have been using Windows 2003, which the Microsoft KB stated their was a workaround. I on the other hand am using XP x64. After more searching, I used the workaround stated here: http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2006/09/22/767053.aspx

I hope others having the problem on xp can use your site to use either workaround.

Görkem PAÇACI said...

Yes, I'm using Windows 2003. I should have written that. Thanks :)