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I'm pretty sure it's about administrative privileges message (I had this issue with Redistributables on games etc). However this is a solo admin account with UAC disabled (UAC driver is active though). How can I solve this?

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See this link, you may be… – Moab Apr 12 '11 at 22:09
Or it could be 3rd party Security Software causing it. – Moab Apr 12 '11 at 22:10
If you cannot solve it in a reasonable amount of time, you can get Free Windows Update Support from… – Moab Apr 12 '11 at 22:12
I read somewhere that it could be a sign of infection but I really take good care of my computer. It was something on the current Redist. that blocked the installation. The tip from Etmare worked :) – Brave Newbie Apr 17 '11 at 1:07
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I had the same problem with the last (April 2011) Windows update, especially the Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package on my Windows 7 64-bit system. The solution was very simple:

  1. Uninstall the Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package via the Control Panel

  2. Manually download the Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package from:

  3. Install the new file again

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This surprisingly did it! Thank you :) – Brave Newbie Apr 17 '11 at 1:05

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