NI VC2008RTE x64 Installation Error Occurred During Assembly Installation

Updated Nov 13, 2018

Reported In


  • LabVIEW 2017 Professional
  • LabVIEW 2017 Full
  • LabVIEW 2017 Base


  • NI-DAQmx

Operating System

  • Windows


Windows 7 64-bit 

Issue Details

I am installing NI software/drivers (ex. LabVIEW 2017, NI-VISA, NI-DAQmx). I am working with a new computer, or my OS was just installed. So, it is a fresh installation of the software.
I can not finish installation because I am getting an error: The "NI VC2008RTE x64" installation has failed with the following error:

An  error occurred during the installation of assembly
'Microsoft.VC90.ATL, version="9.0.30729.5054", publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",
processorArchitecture="amd64", type="win32". Please refer to Help and Support for more information.
HRESULT: 0x800736B3.



The error that your are seeing is very general and may have several different sources.
There are couple of steps you can perform to resolve this issue:
  • Make sure, that you are running the installation as an administrator (right-click the yourapplication.exe and choose "run as administrator").
  • Make sure no other installers are running in the background (ex. Windows update). This error can occur when installing NI software, and at the same time another installer is running. 
  • Make sure the Windows Modules Installer service is not disabled.
    • Open up Services.
    • Scroll down to Windows Modules Installer.
    • Right-Click and select properties.
    • Make sure Startup type is not set to disabled.
  • Execute the "sfc /scannow" command in an elevated command prompt (cmd). This will check your file system and fix some common errors. Instructions on how to do this can be found in the link provided: Use the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files
Note: Check with your IT department and see if you can run this on the system to check and fix file system errors.
  • Coordinate with your IT and ensure that there is no antivirus or firewall software preventing the install. 

Additional Information

This type of error during installation can relate to the different components of assembly.
In other words, the component for which installation fails, does not have to be "NI VC2008RTE x64" (part of run-time engine).
It can be other elements like NI VC2008MSMs or LabWindows/CVI xxxx SP2 SxS NV Library, etc. 


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