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How to overcome “Stuck while installing Visual Studio 2015 (Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2999226))” via – Stack Overflow

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/06/15

Visual Studio 2015 install stuck on

Visual Studio 2015 install stuck on “acquiring” KB2999226

I had exactly the same when installing Visual Studio 2015 on a Windows 7 x64 system: stuck on “Acquiring” the “Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2999226)”.

So as mentioned in the StackOverflow answers for the below question, I manually downloaded “Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2999226)” which you can get directly at https://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/5/11565A9A-EA09-4F0A-A57E-520D5D138140/Windows6.1-KB2999226-x64.msu.

Be sure to quit both the Visual Studio 2015 installation as well as any (“automagically interfering” background Windows Updates), as otherwise you get this error:

--------------------------- Windows Update Standalone Installer --------------------------- Only one instance of wusa.exe is allowed to run. --------------------------- OK ---------------------------

---------------------------
Windows Update Standalone Installer
---------------------------
Only one instance of wusa.exe is allowed to run.
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------

If you still get that error, then

  • try to stop/start the wuauserv service: usually it gets rid of the error.
  • When it still occurs, try a clean boot, then re-apply the KB.

Applying the KB can take a long while, even on fast hardware.

–jeroen

Source: Stuck while installing Visual Studio 2015 (Update for Microsoft Windows (KB2999226)) – Stack Overflow

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