Cannot install Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable


  • The following issue:

    "Cannot install Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable" 

    Describes my problem and it is marked as "closed as fixed". Where can I find the solution?

    The problem is I cannot load the VS 2015 Redistributable on a card with "Windows 7 Embedded Standard" OS.




    Monday, December 26, 2016 3:42 PM

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  • Hi Efi,

    Welcome to the MSDN forum.

    Refer to your description, please make sure you already install the prerequisites of the update KB KB2999226, the prerequisite is install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7.

    If not works, please have a look at this similar issue and try with the following to troubleshot this issue:

    1. Download the update KB2999226 for your OS edition from here:

    2. Manually install the KB2999226 as below:

    • Find the Windows6.1-KB2999226-x64.msu from the folder C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\42D5BEC7DDFBD49E76467529CBC2868987BF8460\packages\Patch\x64, which you can the path from the installation log
    • Create a folder named ‘XXXX’ in that and execute following commands from Admin command prompt
    • wusa.exe Windows6.1-KB2999226-x64.msu /extract:XXXX
    • DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:XXXX\
    • vc_redist.x64.exe /repair

    If this issue persists, I need your help to collect the installation logs, you can use to gather the installation logs. After using it, you will find under %temp% folder then upload the file to and share the link here.

    Best regards,


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    Tuesday, December 27, 2016 2:58 AM