Fixing Vc_red.msi MSI Issues - How to Download and Repair

Last Updated: 05/06/2020
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Vc_red.msi, also known as a Microsoft Windows Installer Package file, was created by SPSS Inc for the development of PASW Statistics 18. MSI files fall under under the FPX (Microsoft Windows Installer Package) file type category.

The first release in the Windows 10 Operating System for vc_red.msi was on 06/13/2014 inside SoMud 1.4.2. The latest version update [v18] for PASW Statistics was 18 released on 10/09/2009.

Please see below for more detailed information, MSI file troubleshooting instructions, and free downloads of different versions of vc_red.msi.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: vc_red.msi
File Extension: MSI file extension
Title: Installation Database
Subject: Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable US English Intel x86 IExpress
File Type: Installer
Description: Microsoft Windows Installer Package
Comments: This installer database contains the logic and data required to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x64 9.0.30729.17.
MIME Type: image/vnd.fpx
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Developer and Software Information
Software Program: PASW Statistics 18
Software: Windows Installer XML v3.0.2921.0
Developer: SPSS Inc
Software: PASW Statistics
Software Version: 18
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 242176
Oldest File Date: 01/28/2020
Latest File Date: 02/07/2020

What are vc_red.msi Error Messages?

General vc_red.msi Runtime Errors

Vc_red.msi file errors often occur during the install phase of PASW Statistics, but can also occur while the program is running. These types MSI errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while PASW Statistics is running. Here are some of the most common vc_red.msi runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\Subscription\VC9\vc_red.msi

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most MSI errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your vc_red.msi file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with PASW Statistics), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, vc_red.msi file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading PASW Statistics, system crash while loading or saving vc_red.msi, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix vc_red.msi Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your vc_red.msi issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the vc_red.msi error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed PASW Statistics (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling PASW Statistics software.

You can uninstall PASW Statistics software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for PASW Statistics 18 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall PASW Statistics software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

PASW Statistics 18


Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many vc_red.msi error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the vc_red.msi error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your vc_red.msi File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate vc_red.msi file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free vc_red.msi files for every applicable version of PASW Statistics. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download vc_red.msi Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate PASW Statistics folder location:
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    Windows 10: C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\Subscription\VC9\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 10.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve vc_red.msi problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download vc_red.msi Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying vc_red.msi to your appropriate Windows system directory. SPSS Inc typically does not release PASW Statistics MSI files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing vc_red.msi and all other MSI files for PASW Statistics. An incorrectly installed MSI file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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MSI Files Related to vc_red.msi

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
vc_red.msi Microsoft Windows Installer Package PASW Statistics 18 242176 C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\Subscripti...

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setuperr.log Log PASW Statistics 18 5179 C:\Windows\Panther\NewOs\Panther\
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setupact.log Log PASW Statistics 18 217015 C:\Windows\Logs\DPX\ Log PASW Statistics 18 684846 C:\Windows\inf\
diagwrn.xml Extensible Markup Language PASW Statistics 18 44683 C:\Windows\Panther\UnattendGC\


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