Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 x64 Installation Failure

 I am trying to install from vc_redist.x64.ext on a Windows 10 (32-bit) computer. When I do so, I run into this error: 0x81f40001 - Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) can only be installed on a Windows XP SP1 (x64) and newer platforms. However, when I try to install from vc_redist.x84.exe, it works. Unfortunately I need x64 for a program that I am trying to run that I cannot edit. Is there any way around this error?

I suggest you to uninstall any existing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package and install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package to check if it helps.

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Uninstall the exiting Microsoft Visual C++.

a) Press Windows key + x key and select Programs and Features.

b) Right click on the Microsoft Visual C++ and uninstall it.

Step 2: Download the latest Microsoft Visual C++ and install it.

Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

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Andre
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