I decided that though these last 2 chapters were not quite correct, that I’d try them anyway, and see if I can wade through it by letting intellisense inform me of what I can or cannot do and from there, work with the debugger if I ran into any problems.
Seemed like a good idea, except for 1 important thing: My version of blend on my laptop was the full version of Blend 2.0 and it doesn’t include support for Silverlight 2, only 1. Not to dispair though, I thought. I’d noticed on the expression blend website that an SP1 update was available which gave Silverlight 2 support.
I downloaded it, installed and opened my updated Blend to have it report that my trial was expired.
Trial? Wait a minute here. My version was a full x86 version!
Attempt to uninstall causes the installer to crash. An attempt to repair causes the installer to crash.
… I see only 2 options:
Manually hop through my regedit and update everything by hand.
Backup my data and install a fresh version of windows.
I’m now locked out of blend from my PC and my Macbook. *sigh*