“Setup error – repair/modify operation did not finish successfully.” message shown when starting Visual Studio 2015

“Setup error – repair/modify operation did not finish successfully.” message shown when starting Visual Studio 2015

 

Problem: 

When starting Visual Studio 2015, the following message is shown

“Setup error – repair/modify operation did not finish successfully.”

Resolution:

This message is shown when a repair was previously performed on the Visual Studio 2015 software but it was not able to successfully complete.

To resolve this issue amend the following registry key:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\VisualStudio\14.0\Setup\VS\professional

 IsInstallInProgress key should be set to 0




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