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VC++ redistributable won't install... WTF?!

  1. #1

    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1

    VC++ redistributable won't install... WTF?!


    I tried installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) (also the x86 version). But every time it fails. And this is a new os installation....

    These were the lines marked in red as errors:
    SetupResources.dll missing from 1038 directory
    Returning IDOK. INSTALLMESSAGE_ERROR [The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2203. ]
    MSI (d:\085fdbd6a7999ca571\vc_red.msi) Installation failed. Msi Log: Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Setup_20160705_133158791-MSI_vc_red.msi.txt
    PerformOperation returned 1603 (translates to HRESULT = 0x80070643)
    Action complete
    OnFailureBehavior for this item is to Rollback.
    WTF is up with setupresources.dll? It so "fun" when things that always worked fail.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1

    I keep researching and finding nothing. I also tried the redistributable for VC++2013 and 2015, but they also fail but with an even more useless and vague error. (Basicly the only say it failed...)

    I thought the windows installer might need an update, but that's not the case either. Version 5 is the latest, which I have.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1

    Solved. But I don't know how. There were some files in the root of drive D which I deleted. Then I could install every VC++ redistributable...

    "Thank god" for braindead garbage installers that unpack crap into eclectic locations than copy them somwehere. 30+ friggin years Microsoft couldn't create a decend package format that can be used for installing stuff.
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