Visual Studio may crash if launched while VS Update is running

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Symptoms

Visual Studio 2012 may crash if launched while installing a Visual Studio Product Update

Cause

The cause is a race condition between Visual Studio launching and Visual Studio update completing

Resolution

Wait until Visual Studio Update has completed and reboot as required. If Visual Studio fails to launch, repair the product from the Programs and Features applet in the Control Panel

Properties

Article ID: 2829210 - Last Review: March 21, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Software Development Kit
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Web
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Desktop
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Express 2012
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