Yesterday I decided to re-pave my personal development machine because it was acting crazy. Since Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 came out on that day, it was a no brainer for me to install Visual Studio 2012 and then apply Visual Studio 2012 Update 2. All of the installations when fine until I tried applying the Visual Studio 2012 Update 2. It keep on failing, and I mean like 15 times. I tried running under administrative user, with / without anti virus, I tried downloading the “offline” version1. However, NOTHING worked. I kept getting an error reporting that the package vc_runtimeMinimum_x64 was failing. I tried downloading the lasted version of it from Microsoft downloads but that did not work. After reading a couple of threads on the Visual Studio Setup and Installation forums and trying a few things I eventually got it to install. It did complain about a few different items not available but I did not have those products installed.
So what fixed, you asked? Windows Update! More so I believe it was KB2781514 that did the trick. So you need to make sure your computer is totally update to date with the latest updates for this to work.
1 Run from the command line vs2012.2.exe /layout to download all of the files at once.