Windows 7 Problems installing Visual Studio 2015


New Member
Jan 24, 2016
I have been trying to install it for a while now, and I am simply not able to do it. I have cleaned anything that was left from other versions to see if that was the error but nothing worked. I had VS 2012 before but it's gone now.

I've reinstalled every c++ redis. package I could find, I've tried the repair option, enabled the symlinks, deactivated the firewall, I even checked the SHA-1 code to confirm file integrity, and it passed. I even downloaded the ISO twice, with no success on installing it though it.

Currently if I try to run the installer it stops on the Team Explorer package. If I try the repair option, it stops on Core Features. I have defragmented my drive as well. I'm out of ideas, does anyone know any possible solutions?
I might sound desperate, sorry about that.

I have uploaded my log with this thread.
Thanks in advance.


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New Member
Jan 24, 2016
I do meet the minimum, here are my specs:
  • Windows 7 SP 1 64 bit
  • AMD Phenom II X4 3.4GHz quad core cpu
  • GTX 650TI gpu with 2Gb of VRAM
  • 12Gb of 1600Mhz RAM
  • 7200RPM hard-drive
So I doubt it is the source of the problem, but thanks for the suggestion.


Cloud Security Engineer
Staff member
Jul 4, 2015
The installer could be corrupt, did you check hash for the ISO itself? This is error I see Return Code:0x80070643 Msi Messages:Error 1324.The folder path 'Program Files' contains an invalid character.

You may want to simply use the web installer located here: Thank you for downloading Visual Studio
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