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Windows 7: Visual Studio 2008 Pro SP1: Error spawning "rc.exe" finally FIXED!


21 Nov 2008   #1

Microsoft Windows 6.1 (Build 6801)
 
 
Visual Studio 2008 Pro SP1: Error spawning "rc.exe" finally FIXED!

Hi All,

This is my first VS2008 installation and I bumped to this error. Wasting much time googling the net showed bunch of lame solutions like "reboot pc, reinstall windows and etc..." I thought it is Windows 7's incompatibility, however the problem is easily solved by adding additional component during install/reinstall... just check "Visual C++ Tools" (no need to select "Lookup", "Spy++" and "Win32 Tools", you can deselect them, if not needed)

So, this is to inform that VS2008 in the following selection is working fine (SP1 was applied separately):
Visual Studio 2008
VC# (+mobile)
VC++ (+mobile +visual cpp tools)
Visual Web Authoring

Everything is compiling now =)

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18 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7000 x64
 
 

Is this on a 32bit or 64bit? I have 64 bits and I can't even get the installation to work let alone the SP1.

Thanks
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18 Jan 2009   #3

windows 7
 
 

I installed VS2008 on my 7 64 bit with no problem.
The SP1 I can't install it comes up with many errors until it stops.
Anyone has a solution for that?
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18 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7000 x64
 
 

How did you install it? Off a dvd? Maybe my problem is that I'm mounting an image and trying to install it that way.
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18 Jan 2009   #5

windows 7
 
 

No I used the file VS90sp1-KB945140-ENU.exe that I downloaded from MSDN
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09 Jun 2012   #6

Windows 7 32 + 64 Bit
 
 
Error spawning rc.exe solved

Hello

Although the title says "finally fixed" this thread has no helpfull solution for me.
I tried the suggestion of the original poster but it does not work.
I googled a lot and did not find nothing helpfull in any other blog, neither.

So I started my own investigations.
I solved the problem.
I published the solution on my homepage:

http://netcult.ch/elmue/Error_spawning_rc.exe.htm
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