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I have a weird error installing VS 2012 (Premium or Professional) The installer in quitting quickly after starting, the log file for the install is actually stopping at

[13F4:0568][2013-02-21T16:53:24]: Ux Started

Any ideas?

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Are there any errors or warnings in the log? – heavyd Feb 21 '13 at 14:59
no, nothing at all, only this as the last line – Khodor Feb 21 '13 at 15:01
Are you on a pre-release version of Windows 8 – Dave Feb 21 '13 at 15:04
No i'm on windows 7 – Khodor Feb 21 '13 at 15:07
ask it in the MSDN forum and upload MS the required logs: – magicandre1981 Feb 21 '13 at 19:29

If you're on a pre-release version of Windows 8 then you can't install VS2012

You possibly need to have .NET 4.5 already installed

You possibly need to have the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005 and 2008 installed

Make sure you are installing the correct 32 or 64bit version for your machine.


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I'm on windows 7 – Khodor Feb 21 '13 at 15:08
I have both Visual C++ Redistributables, and .Net 4.5 already installed :) – Khodor Feb 21 '13 at 15:30
@Kheu Do you already have blend installed? – Dave Feb 21 '13 at 15:34
yes I believe so, why? – Khodor Feb 21 '13 at 15:39
@Kheu - Because VS will install everything it requires to install before it gives you any configuration options with ITS installation. – Ramhound Feb 21 '13 at 16:15

Just if anyone else is having the same problems, I fixed the error by running the SFC scan command:

sfc /scannow

in command window (with admin privileges). Apparently I had corrupted file system files.

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