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Error 0x80070666 Installing Tableau Desktop


Published: 19 Oct 2017
Last Modified Date: 10 Apr 2018

Issue

When trying to install Tableau Desktop the following error occurs,
 
"Error 0x80070666"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Windows 10
  • Visual C++ Redistributable 2017
  • Visual Studio 2017

Resolution

  1. Uninstall Visual C++ Redistributable 2017 
  2. Reinstall Tableau Desktop. 

Cause

When Tableau Desktop is installed, part of the installation is VC_redist for 2015. If VC_redist for 2017 is installed, it will not allow an earlier version of VC_redist to be installed, causing the installation of Tableau Desktop to fail.
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