Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package (KB2538243) Installation status: Failed
Sunday, July 10, 2011 10:04 PM
I get a Windows Installer pop-up message when trying to install visual c++ 2008 redistributable that say "The feature you are tring to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available." "Insert the 'Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable -x64 9.0.30729.6161' disk and click OK."
I had the same problem when trying to install blackberry desktop manager. The desktop manager requires Visual c++ 2008 and attempts to install it.
When I look at what is installed via control panel, I already see several Visual c++ 2008 along with 2005s. BTW, I get the same message box when attempting to remove Visual c++ 2008 redistributable from control panel.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 7:41 AMModerator
Welcome to the MSDN forum.
I recommend you download Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package again from here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=11895
Then try to install it and follow these steps:
· Clean up your “%temp%” folder (Start>>Run>>%temp%).
· Check if there are any anti-virus or antispyware applications running. Make sure they are turned off during installation.
· Run the setup file with Administrator privileges: Right-click the installer > Run as administrator.
If you have any other concerns, please feel free to let me know.
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- Marked As Answer by Alexander SunModerator Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:14 AM
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