Am on Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate
This problem has got me frustrated for the past few days and seems to be persistent. I need to install the 2015 C++ runtime redistributable package for some applications to work. (Both the 32-bit and 64-bit version of the 2015 redistributable)
I tried running both of the installers at the first time, but it ended up hanging up until the "Processing Windows 7 MSU" for hours, i googled it and it seems that i need an update to be installed for it to work.
I go to windows update>Click check for updates, then Windows update is "checking for updates..." forever
So if it wont let me update through that, I try updating windows via the standalone installer exe files from the microsoft website...
Ex: I try to run the installer for the update KB3050265 x-64 (64 bit version), and then the installer gets stuck on "searching for updates on this computer"
Then i try to run the 32 bit version of the update, ending up on the same result.
Basically, i can't update windows through the windows update and downloading the standalone installers directly because it gets stuck I then can't install the needed redistributables to run new programs that need it (only have the 2010 C++ redists)
Solutions i've tried:
I tried running some solutions in the internet as it may be a common problem but so far, none of them have worked.
Downloaded and ran the windows update troubleshooter program from the microsoft website
and got this: http://imgur.com/a/OMpxo
Lastly, i tried the wsus offline updater here: http://www.wsusoffline.net/
It did work but it only managed to install one update, and also managed to install the 64 bit version of the 2015 C++ redistributable but it doesn't list in the "view installed updates" on the programs and features window. I have no way of knowing if it is properly installed...
Edited by john1816, 20 November 2016 - 12:40 AM.