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Windows 7: How do I install clean version of Visual C++ Redistributable?

13 Jul 2016   #1

64 bit Windows 7
How do I install clean version of Visual C++ Redistributable?

The problem is no new software will install for me. It gets hung up every time on Visual C++ Redistributable, no matter what version. Lately I've installed and uninstalled many things. Also deleted registry values. So I probably deleted something, I just don't know what.

1. I have tried repairing and uninstalling all versions of VRC++ including 2008 and 2012. Every time it says "initializing" and never moves on.

2. Tried booting clean and in safe mode. Neither worked.

3. Tried creating a new user with admin privileges. Did not work.

4. Tried enabling all Microsoft startup services and disabling all non-Microsoft startup services. Nope.

5. Tried using this tool, VC Redist Installer. I really thought this would work, too! It gets stuck on here forever, no matter if I select 2005 or 2008 or 2012.

What is a guaranteed way to just "replace" these files with a clean version?

Running Windows 7 64-bit, Lenovo laptop.

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 How do I install clean version of Visual C++ Redistributable?

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