Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
posting to this newsgroup.
See the sections "How to obtain help and support for this security update"
and "Known issues with this security update" of
Tip: Insert your VS2008 CD/DVD into the appropriate drive bay before
attempting to install the update again.
How to troubleshoot Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server
Update Services installation issues:
1. See the "Need more help? Tell us what problem you are having" section of
2. You cannot install some updates or programs
3a. Check your WindowsUpdate.log (%windir%\WindowsUpdate.log) for errors
associated with the download/install.
How to read the WindowsUpdate.log file
3b. Compare errors to those listed here:
and/or go to http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com
> click on Help and Support
link in left pane > Solve problems on your own.
Or you could...
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
> Security update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 keeps failing to install
> my machine. Is there anyway to disable this update. It's keeping pop up,
> kind of annoying.