1. dannyetlv's Avatar
    I have an error while installing Visual C++ Redistributable 2015.
    First of all I need this according to this article to fix a problem.
    The error is the same at me but it occurs when I try to start Apache server from Xampp.
    The error that I met is this
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Setup Failed error 0x80240017.
    I mention that I can install instead Visual C++ 2013 but the error while starting Apache remains.
    My log file is here: http://pasted.co/6f937063
    What I did till now:
    I followed the instructions from here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQZNEQAV49g
    (error Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Setup Failed error 0x80240017)
    Those meaned:
    1. Troubleshoot Windows Update.
    As result I got this report http://pasted.co/fbcbac12
    2. I stopped Windows Update service, deleted SoftwareDistribution folder and started the service again.
    3. I ran sfc/scannow command from CMD as Administrator and there was NOTHING to be repaired.
    4. I restarted Windows on clean boot.
    After restarting Windows on clean boot Windows Updates found new updates (took it very long till the search was over).
    I looked only at whatever update was saying something about Visual C++ 2008 and I only installed it.
    Windows Update 1st picture -> http://prntscr.com/c4anr6
    Windows Update 2nd picture -> http://prntscr.com/c4aoeg
    Windows Update 3rd picture -> http://prntscr.com/c4aoqh
    Windows Update 4th picture* -> http://prntscr.com/c4ap0t
    Windows Update 5th picture -> http://prntscr.com/c4aphi
    I mention that the first two pictures I posted link to may NOT be relevant to my problem, but I said to be 100% sure that there is NOTHING I may miss.
    I checked this post before writing this one* http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-winapps/cant-install-microsoft-visual-c-2015-runtime/af86f27b-229a-415c-be94-63042823c68d
    *And from this answer
    "(i) Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2999226)
    (ii) Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows "
    I checked that update for install but it happens that this update is NOT available for my Windows 8.1 Pro x64 version (only for x86 version which WON'T install on my computer).
    I considered an option to get All the updates (except one for Office) but it happens I have limited internet trafic on my mobile phone. And besides that I don't know if even I will install all those updates my problem would be solved.
    Hope all this information is helpful for my troubleshoot. Please feel free to reply in case you face any other issues with Windows in future.
    I'm very sorry that my post is so long but I really need help to fix this error, because I work with Apache. And I am very willing to reply to ANY answer that could help me.
    Edit: After I checked only the updates from Windows 8.1 section and installed them it still didn't work.
    This is another screenshot with the updates available for install http://prntscr.com/c4y5dx
    Do I need to install them all (those I checked)? If I will install them I will be able to install Visual C++ 2015
    I am questioning because I have limited traffic connection and I want to install only the minimum updates as possible.
    AND, if it makes any sense for my issue, any time I troubleshoot Windows Update I got this report http://pasted.co/fbcbac12
    I was redirected from Microsoft Answers with this post http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-performance/problem-installing-visual-c-2015/05e77cbb-6b6f-4b8d-b99d-b8b123c84b00?auth=1 to technet. But on technet it seems I cannot post this issue because I need my account to be verified and didn't receive any confirmation yet.

    Could you please help me?
    Thanks in advance!
    08-13-2016 02:49 AM
  2. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    have you tried contacting MS chat support?
    08-14-2016 12:02 PM

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