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C++ Redistributable Help, vcredist.msi does not exist

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Old 06-09-2007
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C++ Redistributable Help, vcredist.msi does not exist

For some reason, with the Bioshock demo, C&C3 Mod SDK it requires that I have the latest C++ Redistributable from MS. Only problem is it will never install and gives me the same message:
"The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable. Clock OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'vcredist.msi' in the box below."

Then it allows me to browse finding this vcredist.msi but it is nowhere to be found. When I cancel the install it gives me an error saying, "Error 1714. The older version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable cannot be removed. Contact your technical support group." So I came here. I have no idea what to do.

Also, I finally extracted the .msi and .cab files. I placed them on my desktop for safe keeping. When I execute the C++_86.exe it gives the same message and asks for the .msi. It is on my desktop, so I point the browser to it and I get, "C:\Documents and Settings\Andrew\Desktop\vcredist.msi is not a valid installation package for the product MS C++ Redist. Try to find the installation package 'vcredist.msi' in a folder from which you can install MS C++ Redist."
So, I copy and paste the .msi and .cab and put them in the default folder where the vcredist.exe is located. I run the installer again only this time the browser does not show the folder "Local Settings." So I am unable to reach the .msi from the installation browser.

The user fixes this problem at the very end. Downloads Microsoft Cleanup utility and all is well.

When I try this an error occurs: "Windows Script Host" Error: ActiveX component can't create object: 'Scripting.FileSystemObject' Microsoft VBSCript runtime error.

I have tried almost everything possible. Every time I try something new the same errors keep occuring, both the VBScript and the C++ problem.

If anyone has a fix for this I would greatly appreciate it.

and yes I have googled everything, followed instructions from MS Support Center etc etc...nothing has worked.

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Old 13-10-2007
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Re: C++ Redistributable Help, vcredist.msi does not exist

Hello Riptiduh. The problem is not so big hence relax. In order to fix the same, simply open Registry Editor, locate the following:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\F942F94A19C0F79468FD2B85E5E8677B

and rename it to the following:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\- F942F94A19C0F79468FD2B85E5E8677B

Thats it. Exit registry and now run the installer. See if you still get the same problem.
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An easy way that worked for me was to copy the containing folder of vcredist.msi to the desktop and install it from there before any other software you want

It might be not apparent to you, but old threads are still useful for people that use google with similar problems.
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Re: C++ Redistributable Help, vcredist.msi does not exist

You thought anyone from that over /*2-year old*/ thread was still waiting for a reply? Uh huh. Next time check the datestamps.
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Re: C++ Redistributable Help, vcredist.msi does not exist

thanks iphon.in, that's exactly the meaning of forum, question being asked here is not personal, it's for everyone thus time doesn't matter.

i'm currently having the same problem with Riptiduh while trying to install PC suit for Sony Ericssion, thanks him for the question, and thanks everybody for replying
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Re: C++ Redistributable Help, vcredist.msi does not exist

Yeah, like they said, I found this by googling the error. Thanks for the help guys.

I had this problem while trying to install AVG to recover my computer from a virus. So I tried to install it manually, but had this error, when you have this problem, make sure your not trying to install a service pack for something you don't have like I was.
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Re: C++ Redistributable Help, vcredist.msi does not exist

Quote:
Originally Posted by MANIK View Post
Hello Riptiduh. The problem is not so big hence relax. In order to fix the same, simply open Registry Editor, locate the following:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\F942F94A19C0F79468FD2B85E5E8677B

and rename it to the following:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\- F942F94A19C0F79468FD2B85E5E8677B

Thats it. Exit registry and now run the installer. See if you still get the same problem.
Thank you so very much I spent 4 hrs searching and got to your post tried it and it worked I was able to download Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable again and now my sound forge from Sony can be installed. Thank you again you really helped me out!
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