Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable package (x86) 0x8007007e error

GreatGatherer 1 Reputation point
2021-02-14T13:14:38.25+00:00

I have been trying to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable package, as a program I need only works with it installed, but when I attempt to install it, it comes back with an error - 0x8007007e - The specified module can not be found. This happens after my computer goes black for a brief fraction of a second after hitting install. Anyone know how to fix this? I saw others asking about this here, so I assumed this is the place to ask.

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  1. Anna Xiu-MSFT 27,091 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-02-15T04:29:40.587+00:00

    Hi @GreatGatherer ,

    Welcome to Microsoft Q&A!

    What your Windows version? Please check for updates and install all pending Windows updates.

    Then, please try to uninstall all the existing Visual C++ Redistributable items in Programs and Features. If having some trouble, you can use the troubleshooter tool to fix it.
    After that, reboot your computer and re-download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 to try again.

    Sincerely,
    Anna

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