visual studio core features - ENU Fatal error during installation.

Category: visual studio setup


masipauskas on Thu, 12 Mar 2015 17:09:57

hi, i cant seem to install visual studio professional 2013.

my machine info:

windows 7 sp1


12gb ram

plenty of space to install

the error message said:

Visual Studio Core Features- ENU Fatal error during installation.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 32bit compilers - ENU Resources package failed.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Compilers - ENU Recources Package failed.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Compilers - x64native compilers - ENU Recources Package failed.

here is my installation log:



Barry Wang on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 02:25:31

Hello masipauskas,

The logs also contains this info:

MUX:  ExecuteError: Package (vc_compilercoreres) failed: Error Message Id: 2902 ErrorMessage: The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2902.

I believe the error "Visual Studio Core Features" is related to Visual Studio corrupt Setup.

Please switch to use the ISO from here:

The benefit of ISO file is that you can verify the checksum yourself by refer to the following page:

Please use the FCIV tool Download the Microsoft File Checksum Integrity Verifier  and make sure your ISO matches the hash check then restart the installation.

Best regards,

masipauskas on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:25:21

Hi Barry,

I have already checked the hash of the ISO integrity a while ago. I cannot remember code specifically but I am 100% sure that this is not a problem with my iso as I have tried installing from many different sources and all of them gave me the same error. Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated

masipauskas on Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:06:55

Ok I just fixed the problem by going to system variables in environment variables and changing the comspec value to %SystemRoot%\system32\cmd.exe

Barry Wang on Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:29:06


Thanks for sharing the solution back.

Best regards,