Installing Update 2 for BDS 2006 on Windows Vista

Abstract: Installing Update 2 for BDS 2006 on Windows Vista

  • Product Name: Borland Developer Studio 2006, Borland C#Builder 2006, Borland C++Builder 2006, Borland Delphi 2006, Turbo Delphi, Turbo Delphi.NET, Turbo C++, Turbo C#
  • Product Component:Installer
  • Platform/OS Version: Windows Vista


This article shows how to install Update 2, in the family of the products collectively known as BDS 2006, in Windows Vista.

On trying to install Update 2 in Windows Vista, it is possible to experience the following error message:

Setup cannot continue. This is Update 2 setup for Borland Developer Studio 2006 <Edition> Edition. Please cancel this and install Edition of Update 2.

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BDS 2006 is not officially supported or certified for use on Vista, therefore CodeGear recommends, that customers wait until a certified version of BDS 2006 becomes available, however, the following steps can be followed if you need to run BDS on Windows Vista.

Launch the Command Prompt as an Administrator (From the Windows menu, right click on Command Prompt, and select Run as administrator).

Run one of the following commands, depending on which edition of BDS 2006 you have. Please ensure that you've changed the current directory to the location where your BDS 2006 Update 2 file is located, eg, cd C:\Users\<User Name>.

EditionCommand to Execute
Architectmsiexec /update bds2006_en_arch_upd2.msp
Enterprisemsiexec /update bds2006_en_ent_up2.msp
Professional / all Turbosmsiexec /update bds2006_en_pro_upd2.msp

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Author: Chee Wee Chua