An error occurred during the installation of assembly Microsoft.VC90.MFC (Win)

  • 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 Microsoft's Answers:

To further troubleshoot installation problems on Windows, please also see this dedicated article.