Why does this always happen to me? I'm just now trying to install the Windows SDK (well, some updates, as I already had some of the basics installed), and the installer just keeps hanging during the "Component Detection" phase:


This is installing from a DVD, by the way, and not from the Web Setup, on a Windows Server 2003 R2 machine.

I'll try removing what I have already installed (mostly just tools + core sdk documentation) and try again. Meanwhile, anyone has any clues as to what the problem might be?

Update: This would be so much easier if the uninstaller didn't hang in the same spot :-(.

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Tomas Restrepo

Software developer located in Colombia. Sr. PFE at Microsoft.