VS.NET 2008 next to VS.NET 2005

I have VS.NET 2005 on my PC and want to test VS.NET 2008 Beta 2.

Can I install it next to VS.NET 2005?

Johan Theunissen
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10/25/2007 4:52:31 PM
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 Yes you can have both VS 2008 and VS 2005 on your same machine.  Please note installing the dot net framework 3.5 will install service pack 1 for .net framework 2.0 and 3.0. 



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10/25/2007 5:18:30 PM

Does the installation give me a choice somewhere?

Johan Theunissen
MCPD, MCSE, MCTS BizTalk 2006


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10/30/2007 6:43:51 AM

I'm looking to the same... I would like to install VS 2008 beta on my existing machine with VS 2005.  I already have the service pack 1 installed.

I'm just worried VS 2008 (3.5) beta will pork my existing VS 2005 (2.0).  Also I'm running it on a Vista (Ultimate) box. 

Anyone aware of other issuse, pitfalls or suggestions (besides imageing my drive), before I make this bold move?

Thanks in advance.


11/5/2007 3:10:38 PM


I have VS.NET 2005 on my PC and want to test VS.NET 2008 Beta 2.

Can I install it next to VS.NET 2005?


Does it gives a choice somewhere

Well you can install VS 2005 and VS2008 beta2 on the same pc and both will work fine if thats what you mean by next to each other,


However please do not install VS2008 onto a working machine and download Virtual Machine/Virtual Pc copy from micrsoft and run it from there.

You may have to re-install your entire OS with beta...so be careful

Please Mark Post that helped you as answer, also include a summary of what solved the problem as it helps others in similar situations
11/5/2007 4:24:17 PM

"VS 2005 and VS2008 beta2 on the same pc and both will work fine if thats what you mean by next to each other"

Yes, thats exactly what I mean.  Thanks for the response.


11/12/2007 7:58:58 PM

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