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Visual Studio Installation help needed. Default Installation path points to a non-existent folder.

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  • I had a previous edition of Visual Studio installed in an external drive. Due to unavoidable reasons, I have formatted that external drive. Now, when I try to reinstall visual studio enterprise, it does not allow me to choose the installation location.

    The field, "Choose your installation location" is grayed out with the previous location of my visual studio installation(pointing at the obsolete external drive).[In red, it is written "Invalid drive."]. Also, the "Install" button is grayed out. 
    So, in this scenario, I cannot install visual studio. 

    Image: Dropbox(https://www.dropbox.com/s/5o8tva6a0s9eytb/vs_image.png?dl=0)

    ** Steps I have taken:

    i. I have consulted questions related to the matter in visual studio "Ask the community" page, also checked out questions in Stackoverflow.
    ii. I have forced uninstalled visual studio(after few tries). 
    iii. deleted registry keys related to visual studio.
    iv. I have tried to set "CustomInstallPath" for visual studio installation from cmd(Admin).
    Redownloaded the "vs_professional_ENU.exe" and tried to reinstalled it. But, it does not work.

    Additional details about my system:
    ** I am running Windows 10 Home Single Language that came built-in with my laptop.
    ** I have these things still installed:
         Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 SDK
         Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Targeting Pack
         Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 Targeting Pack (ENU)
         Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1 x64 ENU
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.4148
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.6161
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.17
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.4148
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.30729.6161
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable - 10.0.40219
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) -11.0.60610
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) -11.0.61030
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) -11.0.60610
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) -11.0.61030
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) -12.0.21005
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) -12.0.30501
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) -12.0.21005
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) -12.0.30501
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) -14.0.23026
         Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) -14.0.23506

    Urgent help needed. Any kind of help will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.




    Monday, June 27, 2016 9:34 PM

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