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  • Visual Studio Express 2013 onto Windows 7 Professional OS

    This error page is headed: Web Platform Installer 5.0

    The Error Message: Microsoft ASP.NET and web Tools 2013.5 for Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web - Base Locale.  This product did not install successfully.  Invalid command line argument.  Consult the Windows Installer SDK for detaile command line help.

    There are about 5 "View log here" links which take you to command line printouts.

    This download took a very long time (hours) before I got this message.

    I particularly wanted the PHP tools which I think, are included in this download

    I can't find my way through this.  I am a student.

    Could anyone help me please?

    I hope I have picked the right forum

    Thank you


    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 1:41 AM


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  • "Visual Studio Express 2013 onto Windows 7 Professional OS"

    Which EDITION of VS 2013 Express did you install?

    I'll assume that you have the VS 2013 Express for Web edition. If not, that is the edition you need.

    The correct forum for you is here (assuming you have the Web edition):

    Wednesday, February 3, 2016 5:47 PM
  • Thank you for your reply Lana Xu.

    As far as I can tell I have downloaded Visual Studio Express  2013 which lists

    • Blend for Visual Studio 2013
    • Visual studio 2013
    • Visual Studio tools
    • VS Express for Desktop
    • VS Express 2013 for Web

    In Programs and Features states that I have

    Microsoft VS Express 2013 for Web with update 3

    I will use the link which you have sent to me.

    Kind regards



    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:54 AM