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Cannot Install 10.4 - Error 0x80070666


Published: 19 Oct 2017
Last Modified Date: 30 Oct 2017

Issue

When trying to install Tableau Desktop 10.4 the following error occurs,
 
"Error 0x80070666"

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop 10.4.0
  • Tableau Desktop 10.5 Beta
  • Windows 10
  • VC_redist for 2017
  • Visual Studio 2017

Resolution

Option 1

Uninstall VC_redist for 2017 and install Tableau Desktop. 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.

Option 2

Install the previous version of Tableau Desktop 

Cause

Two possible reasons for this to fail:
  • Visual Studio post-2015
  • Tableau Desktop 10.5 Beta
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