I cannot get Solidworks 2016-2017 student version to install because it won't install Microsoft c++ 2005 redistributable. What is the cause?
Could be the corrupted file or it may be already installed. Check under programs in control panel and if it is already installed, then uninstall that and try again.
Further are you getting any errors while installation?
Can't you download the Microsoft c++ 2005 redistributable from the Microsoft site?
That way you don't need to install it from the SW Student version
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