CATIA Error "setup:"

After unzipping and combining the CATIA installation file sets, and finally running the setup.exe file, you may receive the following window with error.


This "setup:" error with the big red X occurs, due to a conflict between the CATIA installation and the 2017 Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables, x86 and x64 versions. 

In order to resolve the issue, uninstall the 2017 Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables:

  1. Select the Windows Start Button
  2. Type Control Panel and click on Control Panel

  3. Select the Control Panel
  4. Go to Programs and Program and Features
  5. Within the list right click on Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x64) and select uninstall

  6. Then click on Uninstall 

  7. Once it uninstalls, select Close
  8. Repeat steps 5 to 7 for Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributables (x86)

Once the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributables are uninstalled go ahead and select CATIA installer, setup.exe to successfully start the installation process. 

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