Cannot install/uninstall Visual C++ 2015-2022

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  1. Posts : 23,494
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       #21

    22878 said:
    Did upgrade in place. Took 40 minutes. Issue NOT resolved. When it booted back into Windows, I had my old wallpaper and everything looks the same. I was expecting some things to be different, but they aren't. How do I even know the upgrade happened? Nothing seems different, but I went through the whole process of it restarting several times then it getting to the We got some updates for you or whatever... Almost There... text on the screen, then it booted right into Windows. I didn't go through any of the initial settings or anything. I do have a Windows.old folder now, which is about 28.7GB in size. Does that confirm I upgraded? The system literally looks identical to before. I don't think I lost any settings. So much for Microsoft doing something amazing, lol. Please.


    How to Delete Windows.old and $Windows.~BT folders in Windows 10



    If it didn't fix the problem... then something else is affecting those files.
    Which I indicated in post #7.
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  2. Posts : 50
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       #22

    How are you a 'GURU'? You haven't provided anything even semi-helpful. I DON'T know wut entwork means in thie saxampel. The dir doesn't exist, I already told you what the problem is.
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  3. Posts : 23,494
    Win 10 Home ♦♦♦19045.4412 (x64) [22H2]
       #23

    22878 said:
    How are you a 'GURU'? You haven't provided anything even semi-helpful. I DON'T know wut entwork means in thie saxampel. The dir doesn't exist, I already told you what the problem is.



    Well I'm sure you can figure out the problem yourself... I'm through here. Good luck.
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  4. Posts : 831
    Windows 7
       #24

    "Network error" suggests the Windows installer service is having issues.

    Try this help article:
    The Feature is on a Network Resource That is Unavailable [Fix]
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  5. Posts : 2,973
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       #25

    I found another idea. I am NOT SURE about what the results would be for this. You have to be familiar with the Registry. Proceed at your own caution.
    Me, personally, because I would try anything, I would try this method, YET I do not reccommend it.


    Here's my idea:
    Make a Restore Point first, then
    Open the Registry and go to:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products
    In that folder, you'll see a bunch of folders in here.
    Use your keyboard Down Arrow to browse in each one, from the top.
    On the right, you will see the name of the selected installation of programs.
    You will eventually find:

    Cannot install/uninstall Visual C++ 2015-2022-image.png

    Cannot install/uninstall Visual C++ 2015-2022-image.png

    Cannot install/uninstall Visual C++ 2015-2022-image.png

    Those are all the ones for 2022 on my computer.
    For each of the folders, Right on the folder click -> Export -> Save a reg file on your Desktop.

    Cannot install/uninstall Visual C++ 2015-2022-image.png

    I am ASSUMING that when you do this, and when you restart the computer, Windows will not know that they are installed. So when you want to try to install the 2015-2022 one, then it would install it.

    That is JUST an assumption. I don't know what the results would be.
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  6. Posts : 50
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    Thread Starter
       #26

    I already tried that. What it does is instead of asking for that 00AC... dir with the x86 msi installer in it I still get a popup asking for an msi installer, it just doesn't have the 00AC... dir listed, the space is blank and I need to browse and find an msi so it can update the C++ package. But that msi is missing.
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  7. Posts : 2,973
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #27

    Edit from my last post:

    I just noticed that the link above my previous post suggests the idea I stated.
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  8. Posts : 831
    Windows 7
       #28

    Can you list what Programs & Features lists for installed run-times? Do you have older versions?
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  9. Posts : 50
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #29

    Cannot install/uninstall Visual C++ 2015-2022-screenshot-2023-05-07-093103.png

    This is everything. The last 5 starting with 2017... are the ones I cannot uninstall or have issues. When trying to run the newest V++ installer, the 00AC dir that it tries to look for an msi file in goes to the 2019 x86 Minimum Runtime. That 00AC... dir/product doesn't exist therefore it cannot update this older version during the install. If I remove everything from the registry including this 00AC then during install it still gives a popup window where it asks for an msi file, the only difference is that the 00AC... dir isn't listed in the path, it's just a blank path, but if I click on browse then it shows it's still looking for an msi file. It says insert DVD or something like that on the popup.
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  10. Posts : 831
    Windows 7
       #30

    Try the Uninstaller troubleshooter, and reboot.
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...b-e9f927e1eb4d
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