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Visual Studio 2012 Express under 64-bit Windows Vista RRS feed

  • Question

  • Today, I tried to install the trial version of  Visual Studio Express 2012 on my 64-bit Windows Vista SP2 computer.  The installation appeared to go properly, but rather slowly, up to these log messages:

    [0F30:0F34][2013-08-10T17:17:23]: Applying execute package: Windows_SDK_Metro, action: Install, path: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{D11F66FF-82B3-DDB8-1146-525370552BE1}v8.59.25584\packages\Windows_SDK\Windows Software Development Kit for Metro style Apps-x86_en-us.msi, arguments: ' ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT="1" MSIFASTINSTALL="7" ARPSYSTEMCOMPONENT="1" KITSROOT="C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Kits\8.0\"'
    [0F44:0F48][2013-08-10T17:17:45]: MUX:  ExecuteError: Package (Windows_SDK_Metro) failed: Error Message Id: 1402 ErrorMessage: Could not open key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE32\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Microsoft SDKs\Windows\v8.0.   Verify that you have sufficient access to that key, or contact your support personnel.
    [0F30:0F34][2013-08-10T17:17:55]: Error 0x80070643: Failed to install MSI package.
    [0F30:0F34][2013-08-10T17:17:55]: Error 0x80070643: Failed to execute MSI package.
    [0F44:0F48][2013-08-10T17:17:55]: Error 0x80070643: Failed to configure per-machine MSI package.
    [0F44:0F48][2013-08-10T17:17:55]: MUX:  Installation size in bytes for package: Windows_SDK_Metro MaxAppDrive: 0  MaxSysDrive: 145747968  AppDrive: 0  SysDrive: 77824

    Just what problem do these messages indicate?

    For example, is there an oldest version of Windows for which this package is suitable, but that package's documentation failed to mention?

    For this computer, I AM the support personnel.

    Sunday, August 11, 2013 1:00 AM