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VS2015 RC Installer fails / VSToolsForWindows.exe -> "The system cannot find the file specified"

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  • I installed the required Win 10 build.

    Installed VS2015 RC.  Saw failure on SDK.

    Attempted to unlock device.  Realized I didn't update the OS, as there was a mismatch in the instructions.

    Updated OS.

    Un-installed VS2015 RC and all related items.

    Rebooted.

    Attempted to re-install VS2015 RC via this link:

    https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=534599

    Anytime this app is executed I get a dialog with "The system cannot find the file specified".

    How can I recover from this?

    Thanks

    Friday, May 1, 2015 6:44 PM

Answers

  • I ran ProcessMonitor.exe while attempting to start this file.

    These files were missing:

    C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{d79c19c8-760e-4fc2-a85a-8a89093b59e6}\vs_community.exe

    C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{d79c19c8-760e-4fc2-a85a-8a89093b59e6}\state.rsm

    I downloaded vs_community from here:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=46872

    Ran it, then ran VSToolsForWindows.exe.  It's happy now.


    Friday, May 1, 2015 8:47 PM