I installed Visual Studio Pro Update 2 on my machine and was emmediately unable to debug (F5 key) or run (ctrl-F5) any VB application.
I am runing 64 bit Windows7 on an AMD 64 bit processor. My settings are all "Any CPU". The "Prefer 32 bit" checkbox on Properties/Compile is disabled and not editable.
The message I get is:
Error while trying to run project: Unable to start debugging.
An error occurred that usually indicates a corrupt installation (code 0x80040154). If the problem persists, repair your Visual Studio installation via 'Add or Remove Programs' in Control Panel.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled and repaired multiple times (I'm blue in the face) with no change in the problem. I have also tried running devenv /Resetsettings, devenv /ResetSkipPkgs, and devenv /Safemode all before/after installing Update 2. I have tried Update 2 with and without Update1 being installed.
This is roughly the same problem as the "Visual Studio 2012 SP2 Installation is broken, will not start debugging", abd others, with no resolution to those same issues.
The only soution, and this does work, is to go back to Update1. I have another machine with trhe same environment and Update2 works just fine on it.
I am currently back on Update1 because I need this machine.
I am willing to perform the collect procedure - should I also do this before installing Update1 too?