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

  1. Posts : 50
    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 W7'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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  2. Posts : 13
    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.

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  3. Posts : 4
    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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  4. Posts : 13
    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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  5. Posts : 4
    windows 7

    No I used the file VS90sp1-KB945140-ENU.exe that I downloaded from MSDN
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 32 + 64 Bit

    Error spawning rc.exe solved


    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:
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