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Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ won't install


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O Town

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Good morning. Im sure you have heard of this problem before, but I have searched the forums here with no luck in finding an answer.
My automatic updates keeps popping up telling me to install Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 redistributable package (KB2538242). I obviously have tried numerous times and sometimes it says it was successful and other times it says it fails. It doesn't show up in my programs list so I know I have been unsuccessful. I can not seem to find a straight answer on the net for this fix. I have heard to hide it....not a good idea to me. I have heard its a problem with the installer....ran Fix It from Microsoft. I have heard to install both vcredist_x64.EXE, and vcredist_x86.EXE manually from Microsoft.....Im unable to do so because I get error 1714: The older version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 redistributable can not be removed. I tried to go into my programs and remove it that way and still get 1714. So now I am not sure what to do next. I also heard its a registry issue but I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to that. Any help is appreciated. Thank you. :)

Oh I am running XP Media. thx

Edited by O Town, 21 September 2011 - 07:49 AM.

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It will not show in your programs, but does it show in Control Panel, add/remove programs click to check the box Show updates.

Then please see this article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/910339
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O Town

It is now 4 days since you started this thread and you have never responded to the advice offered.
Please indicate the current situation and if you still require help on the matter.
Thank you
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