Solve Microsoft Visual C++ Re-distributable Install Error (0x80240017 )

vc_redist.x86.exe
Setup Failed: 0x80240017 Unspecified error

This is due to Windows not being updated properly.

We can then manually update the windows.

First we need to find the update file.

The file will be in

C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\FC6260C33678BB17FB8B88536C476B4015B7C5E9\packages\Patch\x64\Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.msu

Copy the file and paste in any folder you like.

Then inside the folder create a new folder “Temp”.

Open up a administrator CMD in the folder and type in the following.

$ wusa.exe Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.msu     /extract:Temp

$ DISM.exe  /Online   /Add-Package   /PackagePath:Temp\Windows8.1-KB2999226-x64.cab

this will manually install the windows update into your system.

Now execute the vc_redist.x86.exe once again. It should install properly.

 

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