How to spot a Visual Studio 2005 SP1 installation
If like me you have a couple of machines, a few virtual machines and secondary installations such as Express editions (for XNA of course) you can easily loose track of which have been patched with service pack 1. Especially if you also messed around with the SP1 beta.
Help > About from Visual Studio 2005 can tell us – cryptically…
No service pack – Version 8.0.50727.42 (RTM.050727-4200)
Service pack 1 beta – Version 8.0.50727.363 (SP.050727-3600)
Service pack 1 – Version 8.0.5727.762 (SP.050727-7600)
Burge points out that clicking Show updates inside Add/Remove Programs reveals the SP1 update nested beneath Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 xxx Edition – although it doesn’t tell you if you still have the beta installed.