The Microsoft Visual C++ error 0x81f40001 may occur for some Windows users when installing Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable package on Windows 11 or Windows 10 computer. This post provides the most adequate solutions affected PC users can apply to fix the error on their system.
When you encounter this issue, you’ll receive the following full error message;
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (x64) Setup Failed, Error 0x81f40001
One or more issues caused the setup to fail. Please fix the issues and then retry setup. For more information see the log file.
Microsoft Visual C++ error 0x81f40001
If the Error 0x81f40001 has occurred on your Windows 11/10 device when installing Microsoft Visual C++, you can try our recommended solutions below in no particular order and see if that helps to resolve the issue on your system.
- Run Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter
- Check system architecture
- Run Installer in Compatibility Mode
Let’s take a look at the description of the process involved concerning each of the listed solutions.
Before you try the solutions below, check for updates and install any available pending bits on your Windows 11/10 device and see if the error reappears when you try the Visual C++ install operation again.
1] Run Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter
The Program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter fixes corrupted registry keys and is designed to help PC users automatically repair issues related to installing or removing programs on Windows 11/10 system.
This solution requires you to run the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter from Microsoft and see if that helps to fix the Microsoft Visual C++ setup Error 0x81f40001 that has occurred on your device.
2] Check system architecture
Most affected users that encountered this error on their Windows 11/10 system were trying to run the Visual C++ Redistributable Package (x64) installer on a 32-bit system. In this case, to resolve the issue at hand, you need to check system architecture, and then download and run the appropriate package installer for your system.
3] Run Installer in Compatibility Mode
Even though it’s stated on the installer error prompt that the redistributable package in question can only be installed on Windows XP SP1 (x64) and newer platforms, it’s possible that for some reason the Windows 11/10 system is detecting the installer as old program, and as such creating a conflict. In this case, you can Clean Boot your system, and then, in that state, run the package installer in Compatibility Mode and see if the error is fixed.
To run the package installer in Compatibility Mode on your PC, do the following:
- Open File Explorer.
- Locate and right-click the redistributable package executable (installer) file.
- Choose Properties.
- Navigate to the Compatibility tab.
- Now, check the Run this program in compatibility mode for option.
- Choose Windows 7 or 8 from the drop-down menu.
- Check the Run this program as an administrator option.
- Click Apply > OK.
Now, check if the issue is resolved. If not, you can run the Program Compatibility Troubleshooter and see if that resolves the issue.
Hope this helps!
How do I fix Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable?
If you’re experiencing Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable package issue on your Windows 11/10 computer, you can try the following simple and basic fix:
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
- Click Apps on the left navigation pane.
- Now, scroll down on the Apps & features right pane.
- Click the ellipsis (three vertical dots) for the problematic Visual C++ Redistributable.
- Select Modify.
- Click Repair.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the repair operation.
Do I need all Visual C++ redistributable?
For a fact, you do need all Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable – these are the standard distributable package of shared code that ships with the Windows operating system and enables apps to run properly on your PC. Deleting or removing any Visual C++ redistributable can make some applications stop working as those applications would be using it.