How to fix 0x80240017 VC++ Redistributable

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In this article I’m going to give the solution about the error code 0x80240017 – Unspecified error while installing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. You will get this error on mostly Windows 7 machine because it is outdated OS now a days. But lots of people are still using Windows 7 due to their hardware compatibility issue or any type of software and driver issue.

Setup Failed 0x80240017

You will get the message Setup failed – One or more issues caused the setup to fail. Please fix the issues and then retry setup. 0x80240017 – Unspecified error

Why are you getting the error code 0x80240017 while installing Microsoft VC++ Redistributable

Because you are going to install Microsoft VC++ the latest version like 2015 or above on Windows 7 machine. Which is already outdated and that’s the main reason behind this.

Solution for error code 0x802400017 Setup Failed

Step-1: Update your Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 with the link given below

The only solution I can say here is to update the Windows 7 with at least Service Pack 1 level. Or you have to upgrade your system to Windows 10 or 11 to use latest version of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

But in our case we have install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 – 2022 on Windows 7 machine. Hence follow our article How to install Service Pack 1 for Windows 7.

Note:- If your Windows 7 machine already showing that it is Service Pack 1 in System Properties, but Microsoft VC++ 2015-2022 is not installing with the setup failed error 0x80240017 then still you have to download and update the Windows 7 with Service Pack 1.

Right click on Computer and go to Properties
Windows 7 with Service Pack 1

Step-2: After updating your Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 now download and try to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable machine with the button given below

You can download all-in-one Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 to 2022 Redistributable in one click here.

Note:- If you face the error code 0x800b0109 then follow our step-by-step article here How to fix 0x800b0109 error Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable.

You can try to install all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable in one click with the help of Install_all batch file with the administrative rights. Or you can install it one by one if you want.

Installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 – 2022 on Windows 7
Setup Successful Visual C++ 2015 – 2022 on Windows 7

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