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Visual Basic 2010 Woes


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#1 tredspane

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:56 AM

I'm not sure whether this question of mine applies to Software or to Operating Systems, so I'll take the risk and post the same text to both.

I just downloaded and installed Visual Basic 2010 Express on my brand new HP Z200 Workstation running Windows 7, 2 GB memory. After restarting and after bringing up the app, VB10E comes up with a Start Page, where I click the link "Quickly Create Your First Application" and then "Get Started by Creating a Picture Viewer (Tutorial 1)." Once I do, it takes me to the Bing search page, which seems to indicate that the link I just clicked is invalid.

I posted this issue to Microsoft (https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/556247/link-on-start-page-is-broken), but they eventually closed the issue for Not Reproducible. Anybody else seeing the same issue? What could I be doing wrong? When I Google this issue, the few others who seem to be having success with VB10E don't say what OS they're using. Thoughts?

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 01:47 PM

Although I have the Beta version of 2010 Express as an ISO image on a cdrom and not currently installed on my computer, I do have the 2008 Express edition of VB installed and RSS feeds enabled. Most of the links I have tried are working properly at my end, how-ever the page you are trying to connect to may have been removed or its name changed, but its link is still show-cased in the RSS feeds main menu, which is why you are not getting to the tutorial page.

You may want to check if your firewall is blocking the URL, because it might be linking to a page that contains running scripts, which are being blocked, causing a re-direct.

By the way, I am using Windows 7 Home Premium version 6.1.7600 build 7600 32 Bit.

Make sure you have gone to Windows update and installed all KB files related to running Mircosofts Visual Basic 2010 software.

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