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Trouble installing revit 2012 on windows 7

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12-27-2011 12:14 PM



I have tried to install it and it fails each time, on both my computers. they have a new install of windows 7 64 bit, installed from a disc containing only the basic install. I have downloaded Revit 2012 from the educational community and I get this error:


2011/12/27:14:07:06 David SERENITY === Setup started on SERENITY by David ===
2011/12/27:14:07:06 David SERENITY Launch
2011/12/27:14:08:46 David SERENITY PageOpen LaunchDialog
2011/12/27:14:09:21 David SERENITY PageOpen LicenseDialog
2011/12/27:14:09:27 David SERENITY PageOpen ProductInfoDialog
2011/12/27:14:09:34 David SERENITY PageOpen ProductSelectionDialog2
2011/12/27:14:10:00 David SERENITY PageOpen FullProgressDialog
2011/12/27:14:10:01 David SERENITY Installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86): C:\Autodesk\Autodesk_Revit_Architecture_2012_English_Win_32-64bit\3rdParty\x86\VCRedist\2010\vcredist_x86.exe /q /l C:\Users\David\AppData\Local\Temp\vcredist_x86_2010.log
2011/12/27:14:10:03 David SERENITY Install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86) Failed Installation aborted, Result=1603


I have tried using google but it has been to no avail. It seems that it always fails when it tries to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable, and that is the first thing it says it's trying to do when the installer runs. Does anybody have any ideas?

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Re: Trouble installing revit 2012 on windows 7

12-29-2011 07:19 AM in reply to: haard7734

The most likely culprit is that you already have a newer version of the Visual C++ installed.  Go to your Control Panel > Programs and remove any installed instance of Visual C++.  Reboot and try the installation again.  It should be able to install the Visual C++ this time and the rest of your product. 


You can also download this prerequisite from Microsoft and install it manually if you continue to have issues.

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Registered: ‎03-23-2011
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Re: Trouble installing revit 2012 on windows 7

02-10-2012 05:10 PM in reply to: haard7734

My computer will download the installer, but when it is time to start installing components, it stops at component 5. I have cleaned my brand new computer and have tried several times. I can install revit 2011 perfectly fne, but I need 2012? Please help

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Re: Trouble installing revit 2012 on windows 7

02-13-2012 07:28 AM in reply to: cb11801

Did you check the log file to see which component is failing to install?  Usually it is Visual C++ or .NET Framework.  Whichever one it is, uninstall the product from Control Panel > Programs and run your installer again with admin rights, UAC and anti-virus off.

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Re: Trouble installing revit 2012 on windows 7

02-15-2012 07:16 PM in reply to: haard7734

I have the same problem, installation stops at with 5 components to go. Where is the log file?


I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.


I noticed that the Revit install, installs Visual Studio 2008 remote Debugger which is not compatible with this edition of Windows 7, I have tried to install version 2010 of the Debugger, uninstall version 2008 and restart installing Revit. It ignores version 2010 and re-installs 2008.

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