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I'm trying to get my system setup with Visual Studio 2008 with Team Explorer.

A little background on my machine... I've got a windows 7 Professional 64bit Lenovo W520 laptop.  I've already got Visual Studio 2010 Premium installed and working correctly with our TFS server.  I need to get VS2008 installed also so I can work on some legacy projects as well.

So I have an installer for VS2008 that installs Visual Studio Team System 2008 with SP1 integrated.  I also need to install the upgrade so that Team Explorer 2008 can operate with TFS 2010.  I figured that Team Explorer 2008 was already installed in Visual Studio Team System 2008, but when I try to run this update I get a message saying that my computer does not have installed any of the components that the update would work on.  So therefore, my assumption was that Team Explorer 2008 didn't come integrated into the install afterall.

So I went to download a Team Explorer 2008 installation package and when I run it, it fails on the installation of Visual Studio 2008 Shell (Integrated Mode).  It says: "Error 1402. Could not open Key: UNKNOWN\Components\5274C89B8DA81514BB7DDFA4CDA87650\FAA9C0AB723160F34BC943B9B48E7F04.  Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.

I am an admin on this machine.

I am not sure what exactly to do from this point.  I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling Visual Studio.  I've tried restarting the machine.

Any ideas?
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steps for installation:
1.Vs 2008
2.Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer
3.Vs2008 Sp1
4 and last one  Visual Studio 2008 Team Explorer Sp1
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In understand that Visual Studio 2010 is already installed.

Installing VS2008 after 2010 does not work. The different versions should be installed in sequence. You should thus uninstall VS2010, reinstall VS2008, and then reinstall VS2010.

But...

I also understand that you are doing this only to work on a legacy application. Visual Studio 2010 can be used to work on any application designed from the framework 2.0 and up. You simply go into the Project's properties, Compile tab, Advanced Compile Options, and set the target framework to the version of the framework you want.
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by:JosephEricDavis
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Wouldn't it convert the project and solution files to VS2010 if I did that?  Plus, the project I'm trying to work on is an SSIS package, and I don't think that VS2010 is setup to work on those yet.  Am I wrong?
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by:Bob Learned
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SSIS doesn't work with 2010, and opening a 2008 solution in 2010 would force an upgrade, and then you wouldn't be able to open the solution in 2008.
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TheLearnedOne is right on both counts, you cannot use VS2010 with SSIS.

Sorry for my answer, you did not told us that you were using SSIS.
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by:Admin3k
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As mentioned above no SSIS with VS2010
did you run the setup as administrator from the right click context menu ?
Also as mentioned installing 2008 after 2010 is problematic but it does work if you cover your bases.
If the problem persists uninstall everything then do it in this sequence
vs2008>team explorer>vs2008 sp1>vs2010>vs2010 sp
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by:JosephEricDavis
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At the end of the day I must have just been dealing with a corrupt installation.  I ended up reinstalling the windows OS and then starting from scratch to install in the order listed in this post and everything worked perfectly.

Thanks.
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