Anyway, I try to install:
...according to this confusing page:
...and it claims VC2005 is "not installed", so it cancels the installation. The same thing happened with Windows Update a number of times before WGA spontaneously started claiming I had a pirated version of XP.
Why does Windows Installer FAIL every time I TRY to use it Why is Microsoft software so dysfunctional Why is it bloated with crapware Why should I even PAY for software when it says it is a pirated version anyway
I'm getting sick of this. I just want to install VC2005 SP1 to fix already broken software.
So my questions are:
1) is there a way to generate the necessary registry keys to fool MSI
2) is there a non MSI installer for this SP (third party, hacked, pirated, I don't care)
3) is there a way to extract files from MSI installers and do installation manually
4) perhaps another alternative