Unable to install Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 due to VC 9.0 runtime.


Installing Visual Studio 2010 Beta2 (Express, Professional, Premium or Ultimate SKUs) results in a failed setup.

If the dd_error_*100.txt contains the following:

[11/25/09,09:24:37] VC 9.0 Runtime (x86): [2] Setup detection logic indicates that this component is NOT installed, but MSI indicates that it IS already installed.  This is usually caused by an incompatible previous version being installed on the system.  Check in Add Remove Programs and uninstall any previous versions of VC 9.0 Runtime (x86).
[11/25/09,09:24:37] VC 9.0 Runtime (x86): [2] Error: Installation failed for component VC 9.0 Runtime (x86). MSI returned error code 1603

Work around:

  • Uninstall all VC 9.0 Runtime versions on your box.

  • Then Retry to install Visual Studio 2010.

Comments (6)

  1. froche says:

    We need to know what is "VC 9.0 runtime" to could uninstall component. We’re sure that isn’t Microsoft Visual C++/C# 2008 Redistributable.

  2. Jhollman says:

    Add remove programs does not let me uninstall the C++ runtimes, i saids there was a pending installation and i have te wait till that installation ends.

    Perhaps was from one of my failed tries at installing Visual studio.

    Do you know a way to solve this??


  3. Azeem says:

    I experience same issue of vc 9.0 run time x86. kindly help to fix the issue

  4. Ken Davis says:

    Cannot install Visual studio express with c sharp because of vc runtime 9.0

    please help

  5. manjunathp@ymail.com says:

    i see there is no solution in the internet, need to report as bug with microsoft!!

  6. china says:

    解决方法:问题出在注册表,HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFWAREMicrosoftInternet Explorer下