# Monday, January 09, 2006

Phew…

It’s taken most of 3 work days, but I finally got a decent installation of the December CTP.  I tried uninstalling the November bits, then installing the December stuff.  No go.  The SDK won’t install.  Sigh.  So I created a new Virtual Server image with Win2K3 sp1, and tried installing from scratch.  First the WinFX runtime, then Visual Studio 2005, then the SDK, just like it says in the docs.  The SDK still won’t install, because it says I haven’t installed the runtime.  After several days worth of combinations tried, I finally ran the Repair on the runtime’s installer, then tried the SDK again.  Success!  So simple it only took 3 days. 

The price one pays to be on the bleeding edge I guess.