Problem installing Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on Windows 7 64 bit

I just upgraded my Vista computer to Windows 7 64 bit and when I tried to install Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, it wouldn’t work. The setup process would just abort with a message telling me that the process could not be completed and show me a list of components which has not been installed.

At first I thought that it was a problem with Windows 7 64 bit but then again I have the same OS on my laptop and I didn’t have any problems installing it there. So I did a little bit of research on the net and found a couple of solutions. There are some things like checking your windows registry to see if there’s an entry in the 32 bit or 64 bit section of windows and since I just upgraded from 32 bit Vista to 64 bit Windows 7, I thought I might as well check it out but that was not the problem.

Some people who had the same problem said they were able to fix it by burning the iso file again. I gave that a try and when I placed the newly burned dvd into my dvd drive, it started the setup process but shortly afterwards aborted. My first iso image was burnt on a TDK DVD and the second one was on a Sony DVD. This shows that not all DVD ROMs are able to read all DVDs available on the market.

Anyway when that did not work, I plugged another DVD ROM in my computer and that did the trick. The whole problem was associated with the fact that the DVD ROM could not read the burnt iso of Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate edition and therefore setup had to quit without finishing the whole process.

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