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I have a new, “Clean” install of Windows 7 x64 edition (hard drive re-format and all).  Installed VS 2008 + SP1 from teh MSDN DVD’s.  I do have a couple of third party component sets installed.  I’ve searched for the errors I’m getting, and based on the common responses, I have :

1) Removed and re-installed Visual Studio.  THis changed the message, but still fails.  I did not note the first message, sorry.
2) Do not have silverlight installed (unless it comes automagically with Windows 7)

3) Have never installed any beta versions of SP1
4) Tried removing third party components.  No effect.
If I now create a brand new, empty WPF project, and try to open the designer on the main dialog, I receive the following exception :
Could not load file or assembly ‘WindowsBase, Version=3.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35’ or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
   at MS.Internal.Package.VSIsolationProviderService.RemoteReferenceProxy.Initialize(DefaultDomainProxy proxy)
   at MS.Internal.Package.VSIsolationProviderService.RemoteReferenceProxy.Initialize(DefaultDomainProxy proxy)
   at MS.Internal.Package.VSIsolationProviderService.CreateIsolationProvider(String identity, AssemblyReferenceProvider assemblyReferences, IEnumerable`1 assemblyFolders)
   at MS.Internal.Providers.VSDesignerContext.GetIsolationProvider(IServiceProvider provider, IVsHierarchy hierarchy, AssemblyReferenceProvider assemblyReferences, Boolean isSilverlightProject)
   at MS.Internal.Providers.VSDesignerContext.GetIsolationProvider(IServiceProvider provider, IVsHierarchy hierarchy, AssemblyReferenceProvider assemblyReferences)
   at MS.Internal.Providers.VSDesignerContext.Initialize(IServiceProvider provider, IVsHierarchy hierarchy, UInt32 itemid, Object docDataObj)
   at MS.Internal.Providers.VSDesignerContext..ctor(IServiceProvider provider, IVsWindowFrame frame, Object docDataObj)
   at MS.Internal.Providers.VSDesignerContext.GetContext(IServiceProvider services, IVsWindowFrame frame, Boolean createIfNotExist)
   at MS.Internal.Designer.DesignerPane.InitializeDesigner()
Looking in the GAC – I can’t find a reference to WindowsBase, which leads me to think that either VS or .NET framework did not install correctly on Windows 7.
Does anyone have any ideas of what I can try to get this working?  I’ve attached below my Visual Studio version about box contents.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
Version 9.0.30729.1 SP
Microsoft .NET Framework
Version 3.5 SP1
Installed Edition: Professional
Microsoft Visual Basic 2008   91605-270-0546427-60462
Microsoft Visual Basic 2008
Microsoft Visual C# 2008   91605-270-0546427-60462
Microsoft Visual C# 2008
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008   91605-270-0546427-60462
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Office   91605-270-0546427-60462
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Tools for Office
Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008   91605-270-0546427-60462
Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008
Crystal Reports    AAJ60-G0MSA4K-68000CF
Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB944899)   KB944899
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944899.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB945282)   KB945282
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945282.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB946040)   KB946040
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946040.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB946308)   KB946308
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946308.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB946344)   KB946344
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946344.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB946581)   KB946581
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/946581.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB947171)   KB947171
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947171.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB947173)   KB947173
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947173.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB947180)   KB947180
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947180.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB947540)   KB947540
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947540.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB947789)   KB947789
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947789.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB948127)   KB948127
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948127.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB953256)   KB953256
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953256.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB958017)   KB958017
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/958017.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB971091)   KB971091
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971091.
Hotfix for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB971092)   KB971092
This hotfix is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this hotfix will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971092.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU Service Pack 1 (KB945140)   KB945140
This service pack is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this service pack will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945140.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU Service Pack 1 (KB947888)   KB947888
This service pack is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this service pack will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947888.
Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU Service Pack 1 (KB948484)   KB948484
This service pack is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this service pack will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948484.
Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU (KB956453)   KB956453
This update is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition – ENU.
If you later install a more recent service pack, this update will be uninstalled automatically.
For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956453.
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Hi MikeSorry for the trouble you’re encountering.Based on the error you are recieving, the .NET framework is not installing correctly on your machine. The WPF designer  is attempting to load  WPF 3.0, and failing.Do any WPF applications build and/or run correctly on this machine (I suspect they will not)? You can try building a WPF app even though you see the exception in the designer (the compiler doesn’t require the designer to be working in order to run).We need to take a look at your Visual Studio/.NET install  logs to find out why your installation seems to be failing.  The log collection utility http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e0da314f-6216-4a18-bc6b-7d29cf83af20&displaylang=en will help with this. Once you have installation logs, drop me an email at mwthomas at microsoft dot com and we’ll make arrangements for someone to take a look.ThanksMark

I was having the same problem with Win7.64, so I changed my main pc, and I am using a brand new  one with WinXP-SP3 on it. Same problem here! I cannot install  VS-SP1 which is VERY important to me, since I am working on a silverlight/ajax project.Also I am having the same behaviour when windows  update is trying to install KB971091…

Mike and Wizard13grOnce again, sorry you’re seeing these issues.To further investigate we will need to look at the VS/.NET install  logs. Please see my message above for details on how to capture these logs. Once you have them please submit a Connect bug:http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vswpfdesigner/thread/91ba5293-e466-4227-b4ef-c189e0fe1a33If you have trouble doing so, contact me directly,Mark