KB3119142 Keeps Reinstalling–Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Update 4

I was working on installing some Microsoft updates on computers at a customer site this evening. Several computers, all Windows 10 O/S, were reporting that KB3119142 was being (re)installed successfully every day.

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The solution was very simple (with a tip of a hat to a TenForums post):

  • Open up Programs & Features (from Control Panel)
  • Locate and click to select the “Microsoft C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable Package X64”
  • Click to Change, then click to Repair
  • Reboot the workstation
  • Rerun Microsoft Update and you should be fine!

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