Please wait while the installer finishes determining your disk space requirements !!!

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Install

ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Install

Is this a Microsoft joke?

I started to install Microsoft’s ASP.NET MVC 1.0.  As you can see from the picture an alert box pops up and tells me to

!!!  Please wait while the installer finishes determining your disk space requirements !!!

This appears to take forever. I waited 15 minutes. Nothing happened. I click on the return button within the small alert box. The Alert box disappears. I click on the [Next button] in the install window. The alert box appears again. It tells me:

!!!  Please wait while the installer finishes determining your disk space requirements !!!

How long are we supposed to wait.

Here the user not only has to wait in a bemused state but has to hit the ‘return’ button to continue with the install. But wait there is a Microsoft feature which keeps taking you back to where you were before.  The only way to get out of this madness is to cancel the install.

I found this article

http://bloggingabout.net/blogs/harold/archive/2009/01/14/windows-installer-doesn-t-finish-determining-disk-space-requirements.aspx

I am not using VPC.

I have a Dell, Windows XP SP3,  VS2008 SP1, .NET 3.5 SP1. It is a standalone PC.

Could some really really smart person at Microsoft please fix the installation MSI or add a comment to this post giving a workaround.