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Visual Studio 2012, 2013 and 2015 “The application cannot start” message, when running as administrator and after update 3 installed.

Based on the comments I got on this post, the solution is also working for 2012 and 2015. Would it work for 2017 as well?  (25/03/2017)

I got a weird error when I updated my Visual Studio 2013 with the Update 3. When i try to run Visual Studio with the option “Run as administrator· I get the error message “The application cannot start

I don’t know the explanation for it but I sorted this out by:

  • Copy all the *.olb files located in  C:\Program Files (X86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSEnv
  • Paste them in the Ide visual estudio folder, in my case here: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE

Lunch Visual Studio with Run as administrator and then it should work. If anyone knows why, please comment the post!


Thank you!