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Visual Studio 2017 community install error

    Question

  • Hi, i am trying to install visual studio 2017 on windows 1 and i am getting this error.

    Could Someone help please.

    [2b04:0006][2017-03-08T22:59:27] Error 0x80131509: 
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Engine.VerifyInstallationPath(IServiceProvider services, String installationPath, IInstance instance, IQuery query)
       at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Setup.Engine.Install(Product product, String destination, CancellationToken token)The specified instance 'def01444' cannot be installed to the same location or child directory of existing instance 'dd29044a'.
    

    Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:08 PM

Answers

  • go to this folder

    `C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\_Instances`

    and delete `21ce69b8`.

    • Marked as answer by Ross Searle Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:34 PM
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:34 PM

All replies

  • go to this folder

    `C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\_Instances`

    and delete `21ce69b8`.

    • Marked as answer by Ross Searle Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:34 PM
    Wednesday, March 08, 2017 11:34 PM
  • Hi Ross Searle,

    Welcome to MSDN forum.

    Glad to know that you have solved the issue by yourself and thank you for sharing the solutions here.

    Best regards,

    Joyce


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    Thursday, March 09, 2017 2:04 AM