Setting up Visual Studio 2008 for Compiling 64-bit DLLs
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This step should be simple. Run the Visual Studio 2008 SetUp program and check the “X64 Compilers and Tools” option under Visual C++
However firstly don’t run the set up program from the DVD or from an ISO on your hard-disk or you’ll end up with the following error:
‘A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Canceling setup’
You need to run the Visual Studio set up through Add/Remove Programs. However once I’d selected the components I got the error below - “A selected drive is no longer valid. Please review your installation path settings before continuing with setup.” Of course *there is no* *option* to review or even see your drive settings…
Thanks to this thread, the solution was to uninstall Visual Studio SP1 through Add/Remove programs (check the “Show Updates” box to see service packs and hot fixes for various programs).
Finally I got the 64-bit compilers installed, and could begin trying to compile PyISAPIe for a 64-bit processor which is a whole different set of problems.