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Windows 7: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Installer Error

14 Apr 2011   #1
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
 
 
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Installer Error

Hey guys.

When ever I try to play some games, for example GTA Vice City, GTA IV, GTA: EFLC, COD: MW2, COD, Black Ops etc from Steam (even from the Games DVD) it tries installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. I don't know what it is, and why it installs it or even needs it.

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15 Apr 2011   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

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Microsoft Visual Studio is a complete set of development tools for building ASP.NET Web applications, XML Web services, desktop applications, and mobile applications. Visual Basic, Visual C++, Visual C#, and Visual J# all use the same integrated development environment (IDE), which allows them to share tools and facilitates in the creation of mixed-language solutions.
Source: Visual Studio 2005

As I would understand it, the Visual C++ program on your machine would allow interaction with any other program (your games) that has been developed with any of the above mentioned programming languages.

Have you checked in Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features, You may have C++2005, and 2008.

All you need to do is update them and the errors should stop.
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15 Apr 2011   #3
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
 
 

I have Visual C++ 2008 and 2010. o.O


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15 Apr 2011   #4
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

And you have most likely been getting and installing updates for them through Windows Update correct?

So now the games you like to play are asking for the 2005 version of C++.
An analogy would be if you went to a site, but could not play/watch their videos because it required Real Player or Quick time to play the videos.
So you would have to install one of those in order to watch the sites videos.

If you really want to play those games you will need to install the latest Visual C++ 2005, and you would probably need to install both the 32, and 64bit versions to be on the safe side.
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15 Apr 2011   #5
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
 
 

Well, I tried installing the x64 version and I get the same error. No doubt it'd give the same error for the x86 version too.

EDIT: Just tried to install the x86 version and I get the exact same error.

NOTE: I have not got the SP1 update, since Windows Update has not installed or notified me about it yet.
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15 Apr 2011   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 
Gathered more information.

Try disabling any antispyware and antivirus software you may have installed.


EDIT:

Are you trying the files from here? Download details: Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package ATL Security Update

Clean out your %temp% Folder.

Run SFC /SCANNOW

Try installing in Safe Mode

If all this does not help you may have to Repair your OS Install

Hope this can explain whats going on better:Troubleshooting 1935 and 2908 errors during installation - Aaron Stebner's WebLog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs
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15 Apr 2011   #7
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
 
 

Already tried. Still won't fix the error. I've even reset the Windows Update using a tutorial on SevenForums, still no help.
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15 Apr 2011   #8
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

That is odd that you have not received SP1 yet.

Have you seen my EDITS in post #6?
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15 Apr 2011   #9
IoNGeNeRaL

Windows 10 Pro x64 (UPGRADED - 10/20/2016)
 
 

I don't want to reinstall Windows. Repairing my OS Installation according to the screenshots of the topics you posted, it completely cleans your Windows and removes all your files, user accounts, programs and games.
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15 Apr 2011   #10
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Well I have hit the wall as far as ideas, but I am going to post on another thread we have to see if any one has any more suggestions it may take a while, so hang in there, okay?
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