OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

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OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby iTranscendence » Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:11 am

It says its unavailable because it's on a shared network or something to that regard. I know from doing a little searching that it's a temporary root file?

I also saw a suggestion on this forum that you need to change your root distribution software.

What do I need to do to resolve this?
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby iTranscendence » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:45 pm

Bump, hello?
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby RoryOF » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:02 am

I've no personal experience of Windows 7, but many Windows 7 problems on this Forum seem to be Permission problems, caused by the operating system not permitting access to the requisite directories.
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby Hagar Delest » Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:38 am

I've never seen that error message in forums.

Do you run the installer as admin?
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby iTranscendence » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:42 pm

Yes.
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby iTranscendence » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:12 pm

Bump?
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby RoryOF » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:50 pm

There is a problem with permissions for the VC_RED.msi file. Do you get an error number with it? If so, search this forum for that number. Visual C redistributable package needs to write to the system root directory on Windows 7 64bit. From memory (I'm not certain) I think you have to right click on the OpenOffice package and select something like "run as Administrator". If there is an error number it will help find a solution.
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby iTranscendence » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:37 am

The path 'c:\fb04a1c607f00610b3cc61cb\vc_red.msi' cannot be found. Verify that you have access tot he location and try again, or try to find the installation package 'vc_red.msi' in a folder from which you can install the product Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.021022

That is from an administrator account and right clicking and running as administrator.
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby RoryOF » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:38 am

There seem to have been problems with Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 redistribution package. A Google search suggests that sometimes an earlier version of the package should be removed before attempting to install the later version. Also: are you certain that no firewall or anti-virus application is preventing access to the root of C: and that there is sufficient free space on C:?

 Edit: You could try to D/L the Visual C++ redistributable package from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A5C84275-3B97-4AB7-A40D-3802B2AF5FC2&displaylang=en
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby adpainter » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:53 am

Same problem for me. Was quite inconvenient. Tried a system restore and whole bunches of other stuff. In the end this is what did it for me. When I was installing it pop-ed up with the error saying vc_red.msi unavailable. I clicked browse. In the top right search bar in the browse window I typed "vc_red.msi". A file named vc_red.msi appeared and I selected it and told it to continue. The installation continued without a hitch. Not saying it will work for you, but with a little bit of luck it might.
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby theidleprophet » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:05 am

Okay, I tried everything you guys suggested, because I have this message coming up any time I try to uninstall anything that requires Visual C++. I restored back as far as it'll let me go. I've even used Microsoft FixIt to manually install/uninstall much of the Visual C++ packages I have (2005/2008/2010) and repair them. I also used CCleaner to fix 400 registry errors. So I tried the link to download vcredist_x86.exe, and that gave me this:

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Err... Now what? Is formatting the drive the only solution remaining?
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Re: OOo 3.2.1 install error "vc_red.msi" file unavailable?

Postby RoryOF » Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:40 am

Try downloading the Visual package from the link given in my posting of 24 October 2010 and installing that. It should be self contained.
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