I am trying to install the Visual Studio 2010 RC Ultimate on a Windows XP SP3 PC.
I get this error message:
VC 9.0 Runtime (x86):  CMsiComponent::Install() expects the setup file for VC 9.0 Runtime (x86), but the file failed verification.
setup.exe:  ISetupComponent::Pre/Post/Install() failed in ISetupManager::InternalInstallManager() with HRESULT -2147467259.
I have tried the following:
Downloaded the .iso from 2 different places, the public one and the MSDN Subscription one.
Both with verified checksums using fciv.exe. Tried 2 different virtual drive utilities, the MS "VCdControlTool.exe" and Elaborate Bytes Virtual Drive, same result: Install fails.
Burned the .iso to DVD. Install fails.
Disabled the antivirus, it still fails.
Re-installed Windows XP Pro w.SP3*.
Same result, installation fails.
In every case Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and SQL Server 2008 Express was installed before hand.
* Yes, this was a complete wipe, however because it's a corporate PC, many things came pre-installed after the re-installation, like MS Office 2003, WinZip, Citrix Client, WebEx, X1 Desktop search, Adobe Reader etc.