Visual Studio 2012–Update Issues

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.

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