Number: 2166
Title: Installation blocking error caused by Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
Submitter: David Dernoncourt
Date: Thu Apr 7 11:45:25 2011
Subsys: Build/Installation
Version: 2.26.3
System: Other-Windows-Se7en x64
Severity: major
As reported earlier on Vista (, in some conditions installation will fail on Windows 7.

This seems to be caused by this bug in Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable:

The current workaround is pretty random and heavy:
I think this error most likely happens on computers which already have Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable installed. So, two possible fixes:

- provide an alternative installer without Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable
- or, when the installer detects an installation failure of the VC2005redist, provide the option to ignore that error and just continue the installation procedure

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