I paraphrase... "Microsoft! F*** me. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos."
Today I spent an entire 8 hour work day installing, reinstalling, swearing and installing again VS.NET. Currently the machine has VS2002 (yes, .NET1.0 so kill me now) which I'm guessing is causing me the pain. Maybe the 1.0 to 2.0, with 1.1 step is kicking me. Ideas???
The problem is that the VS.NET 2.0 installation is stalling at the last step on the second disk and just stalling. Doing nothing, just stalling. If I kill it off, then I can run the damn app but I can't service pack it since "the last installer is still not finished". I've restarted, uninstalled, used a different set of disks, copied the installer to the HD incase it was the CD drive, run regiis with every argument known to woman, repaired and even reasoned but still nothing.
Tomorrow I'm going to throw the machine out the window at the delicious view of the harbour.