New installation of SQL Server 2017 failing with ‘VS Shell installation has failed with exit code 1638’

Dear all, As I am myself exploring our new Microsoft SQL Server 2017, I encountered this error when installing a second instance of SQL Server. TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server 2017 Setup —————————— The following error has occurred: VS Shell installation has failed with exit code 1638. What was more surprising is that the 1st instance…