Workaround for Visual Studio 2008 Hang if Upgrading to Office 2010 on x64 bit OS

With Office 2010 recently RTMing with general availability coming soon, I wanted to give users of Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Web Developer Express 2008 a heads up as to an issue they could run into if they’re upgrading from Office 2007 to Ofice 2010 on
a x64 bit OS.  If you are running a 64-bit OS, have VS2008 (or VWDExp 2008) and Office 2007 installed on the same box, and you then upgrade your Office 2007 installation to Office 2010, the Visual Studio web designer will freeze when switching to design
view and you’ll be forced to kill VS.  The workaround for this is to repair the “Microsoft Visual Studio Web Authoring Component” which you find in add/remove programs (this will work presuming you upgraded to 32-bit Office).  If you upgraded to
64-bit Office, the steps are slightly different and all details can be found here:

If there are any issues with this, please feel free to post a comment on the blog post and we’ll get back to you.

Installing Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate Failure.

Hi Doan,Please try to remove all the express version on SQL Server and related packages from Add/Remove programmes and try again installing the same. Regards,

Nice, exactly what it took, appreciate your post!