Visual Studio 2010 – Upgrade from RTM to SP1


Just as yourself, got a lot to do, but occasionally get pulled back in.


SQL Server 2008-R2 Upgrade

My manager has signed us up to upgrade all SQL Servers to the most recent version, 2016. Or at minimum the version that precedes the latest; btw, that is 2014.

The SQL Instance that I am looking at currently is v2008-R2 and the OS is 2008/R2.

That latest SQL Server supported on Windows 2008-R2 is SQL Server 2014.


Upgrade 2008-R2 to 2014

Trying to upgrade v2008-R2 to v2014, but ran into a constraint right away.

Features Rules


This computer has an installation of Visual Studio 2010 that requires a Service Pack 1 update that is needed for a successful installation of SQL Server based on your feature selection.

To continue, install the required Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 from SQL Server media or from


Download Visual Studio 2010 SP1

Tried a drive by visiting

Redirected to

Download Visual Studio 2010 SP1 – Download 23691


We are sorry, this download is no longer available.



Download Links

Source Link Works Link No Link No  Link  No Link  No  ( All ) Link  Yes ( Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 ) Link  Yes



Please download the online installer availed here.

BTW the link noted above is from web site.

And, you need a registered user.

If you have yet to register for, please do so.

It is a free.


Downloaded Results

Here are results that matches “Visual Studio Service Pack 1


Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 – Details

File Specification

The file’s name is mu_visual_studio_2010_sp1_web_installer_x86_651694.exe.

It is a relatively small file, 795 KB.

It is an online installer and it is a bootstrap as it simply connects to the website and downloads the actual install media.


Install Visual Studio 2010 – SP1

Screen Shot


Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 Setup

Installation Progress

Installation Is Complete

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