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Re: unable to install MySQL for VisualStudio
Posted by: Mark Smith
Date: September 02, 2020 04:10AM

Step 1 - Check whether this problem is a known issue
There are some known issues with the Visual Studio Installer that Microsoft is working on fixing. To see if there's a workaround for your problem, check the Known Issues section of our release notes.

Step 2 - Try repairing Visual Studio
Repair fixes many common update issues. For more information on when and how to use the repair functionality in Visual Studio, see Repair Visual Studio.

Step 3 - Check with the developer community
Search on your error message with the Visual Studio Developer Community. Other members of the community might have documented a solution to your problem.

Step 4 - Delete the Visual Studio Installer directory to fix upgrade problems
The Visual Studio Installer bootstrapper is a minimal light-weight executable that installs the rest of the Visual Studio Installer. Deleting Visual Studio Installer files and then rerunning the bootstrapper might solve some update failures.


Performing the following actions reinstalls the Visual Studio Installer files and resets the installation metadata.

1.Close the Visual Studio Installer.
2.Delete the Visual Studio Installer directory. Typically, the directory is 3.C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio\Installer.
4.Run the Visual Studio Installer bootstrapper. You might find the bootstrapper in your Downloads folder with a file name that follows a vs_[Visual Studio edition]__*.exe pattern. If you don't find that application, you can download the bootstrapper by going to the Visual Studio downloads page and clicking Download for your edition of Visual Studio. Then, run the executable to reset your installation metadata.
4.Try to install or update Visual Studio again. If the Installer continues to fail, go to the next step.
Step 5 - Report a problem
Step 6 - Run InstallCleanup.exe to remove installation files

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