Sunday, July 31, 2016

0x80240017 - Unspecified error, while installing visual c++ redistributable 2015 in windows 7

You may receive this error while installing visual c++ redistributable package 2015 in windows 7.

In order to fix this issue follow the steps below, before installing visual c++ 2015. 

Note: If you already have windows 7 service pack 1 operating system (or) updated windows 7 to service pack 1, skip step 1 and move to step 2.


1.  Download and Install Windows 7 SP 1 update from Microsoft website which is about 500MB for 32-bit and ~900MB for 64-bit windows.

Once you have updated Windows 7 to service pack 1 successfully, move to the second step.

2. Install Universal C Runtime update KB2999226.msu
3. Now install Visual C++ Redistributable package 2015.
Note: If you receive error while installing Win 7 SP1, uninstall all the windows updates including the security and hotfix updates and then try to install Win 7 SP1.