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#### Computer Beginner

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##### Urgent Help Needed
« on: April 17, 2009, 06:36:58 AM »
I have a Vista computer. I went to the microsoft website and downloaded 'Visual c++ 2008 express edition'.

The setup came up. It began downloading all of the 9 different components (96mb in total). It did this and once it had finished (without me doing anything) it proceeded to install each of the components. But it does not work and I get this error message:

Setup could not install the following component:

Microsoft .NET Framework v3.5 SP1

Setup did not attempt to install the following components:

then it lists the other 7 components, so I think it must have installed the first component.

Can anybody help me? All I want to do is create C++ programs using visual c++ 2008 express edition, on my vista computer.
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#### Computer Beginner

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##### Re: Cannot Install Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition on Vista
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 10:12:25 AM »
this is urgent =[

#### patio

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 03:24:34 PM »
All PC issues are urgent...

That being pointed out try DLoading the standalone .NET 3.5 framework standalone version...re-boot afterwards and retry the install of Visual.

DISCLAIMER: There are known issues with .NET 3.5 so look for any patches/updates as well...

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#### kamz1245

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009, 05:01:57 AM »
re-boot afterwards instation

#### Dias de verano

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##### Re: Cannot Install Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition on Vista
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2009, 05:10:31 AM »
this is urgent =[

That is a really bad way of getting help, because many people will now ignore you.

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2009, 07:08:03 AM »
re-boot afterwards instation

Look up...

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#### Computer Beginner

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2009, 04:01:01 AM »
Thank you very much for your help.

I still have one problem though. When I create a new cpp source file, and try to compile it on the visual studio command prompt, using 'cl /EHsc filename.cpp', it always returns the message
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c1xx : fatal error C1083: cannot open source file: 'filename.cpp': no such file or directory. However it definitely exists and the code is all correct.

I tried typing
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cd directoryoffile and it worked, but everytime I go back to the command prompt it has reset the path(is that what you call it - the bit where it says C:\Program Files\.....).

I don't want to have to change it every time, so is there any way I can set it to always have the right directory or just make it work :S?

#### Dias de verano

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2009, 04:03:35 AM »
Have you tried using the full path to the .cpp file?

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2009, 04:11:54 AM »
Do you mean typing 'cd C:\Documents\Folder'?

I have tried that typing the full directory of the the file and it works, but it resets every time to the old directory/path.

#### Dias de verano

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2009, 04:21:05 AM »
Do you mean typing 'cd C:\Documents\Folder'?

I have tried that typing the full directory of the the file and it works, but it resets every time to the old directory/path.

I mean use the full path at the visual studio command prompt e.g.

cl /EHsc "C:\whatever\whatever\filename.cpp"

Or create a batch file like this

cd /d "C:\The Folder\I want to\be in"

and save it on the desktop

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2009, 04:36:12 AM »
Trying your first option gave me the same error message.

I tried making the batch file with exactly what you wrote in it, but it closes immediately (i'm guessing this is a noob error), so......I don't think either have worked. =S

#### Dias de verano

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2009, 05:08:20 AM »
Sorry, should have tried it first!

Copy and paste this into Notepad (changing the path and folder of course!) noting the quotes and spaces and save as a batch file on the desktop

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start "" "cmd /k cd /d C:\The Folder\Where I\Want to be"

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2009, 05:15:28 AM »
OK, thanks.

When I open this it has my directory in it, but when I type
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cl /EHsc file.cpp it says 'cl is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.'.

=0 =0

#### Dias de verano

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2009, 05:16:27 AM »
is the folder the same as this?

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directoryoffile

Because you wrote

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I tried typing

cd directoryoffile

and it worked,

So you should be in the same folder, and it should work just the same

#### Computer Beginner

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##### Re: Urgent Help Needed
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2009, 05:24:15 AM »
Yes it is definitely the same folder.

It is weird. It just doesn't recognize the 'cl' command.