Live cannot be installed on Windows
- Live Versions: Live 8.3 - Live 9
- Operating System: WIN
Running the Ableton Live installer (*.msi) leads to the following error:
An error occured during the installation of assembly 'Microsoft.VC90.MFC [...] Please refer to Help and Support for more information.
After confirming the message box, the installation fails.
A prior installation of a Windows component left over some faulty Registry entries.
Please follow the steps as provided by the Microsoft Support: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;946414
More information on this issue can be found in Microsoft's Answers: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970652
To further troubleshoot installation problems on Windows, please also see this dedicated article.