I can't find a topic anywhere about this and I'm finding it hard to believe I'm the only one. I have Visual Studio Professional 2010 installed on a VERY clean Windows XP Pro SP3 platform. I say VERY clean because I started with a reformatted disk, installed Windows XP Pro with all defaults, allowed MS Update to do its thing till it was done. I've also installed MS Office and did the same thing. I've also Installed Visual Studio in the exact same way; full installation with all defaults. The only non-Microsoft components at this point are the annoying Apple things for iTunes and Safari. Which is more than it probably needs, but they aren't any different than Intel, who is running two mysterious (no documentation can be found) processes for the two network adapters in the laptop.
As I ran the Parallel Studio 2013 installation, I accepted the defaults and let her rip. I came back an hour later to find it hung at cryptic "Package 23 of 47". I'm not sure why it couldn't give even a brief explanation of what the installation was doing, but that's all I have to go on. To restart I had to power off the machine.
Any ideas? There isn't much else I can put on here about the environemnt. Does anyone know:
- Where I could find documentation about what each step is doing in the lengthy instalation procedure?
- Why this installation would hang at this point?
- What the secret sauce is to find a topic about this? I can't believe I'm the only one and searching "Installation hangs" and "hung installation" returns only one topic about segmentation.