Visual Studio 2015 Community / Enterprise got stuck during installation – Series of incedents

After facing problem in web installer (due to internet connectivity like all other Indians) I tried and found a method to download offline installer for Visual Studio 2015. You can read that article here.

Not after some time of writing this article some of my readers notified me that Microsoft has released a ISO file for offline installation to no need to follow any process now. I thought WOW that’s great. But everything was not so great because when I tried installing my all new Visual studio 2015 Enterprise using ISO then I found there are something to take care off to install it.

When I started installation first time I found that my installation was stuck at the very first step that is “Creating system restore point”. I faced the same issue in previous version of Visual Studios also so I thought let’s wait for some more time and luckily it moved to next step to install VS tools. I left my system for installation and after 2 hours I noticed that installation status was still around 10% so monitored it for few more minutes and there was no progress for next 20 minutes. This was not an online installer so the internet connectivity could not be an issue so I tried terminating the process and started installation again.

Again installation was stuck while creating restore point but this time it remained there for even longer and then installation went further. I noticed that it was stuck exactly where I terminated process last time but with a different status message. This time it said, “Another setup is in progress….” then it showed a retry message and again same message. This message swapping was there for few minutes and then installation was stopped with a big message on same window, and the message was “Another setup is in progress. Please wait for it to complete, then retry the current setup.”

Then I decided to Google it instead of headbang. Finally, I got the actual problem and various solutions which you can see and follow in detail in my next post.

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