Visual Studio may crash if launched while VS Update is running

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

Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×