Got errors when installing CTP 5 on VS 2013 with update 3, with Version 4.5.50938


I want to develop a new mobile app and I read online that I would need to update my VS2013 to latest.  So I downloaded Update 5 ctp 3,

I run the downloaded file and it gave a bunch of errors.  Appreciate some help on how to fix this.

thank you.
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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
A CTP is a Technology Preview, something that comes before a beta version. It's for testing only and you should never install it on your development station.

The last stable update to VS2013 is Update 4.

The best way to retrieve updates and being sure that you are working with tested and approved updates is through the Extensions and Update option, under the Tools menu.

This being said, since CTPs are not finalized versions, installing them sometimes break the original installation, so you might have to reinstall from scratch and then update through the Tools menu.
lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Thank you, I decided to skip the CTP5 update.

Hi, I decided to download and install the VS2013 update 4 from  

I have VS2013 Ultimate and in the "About" it says it has Update 3.  So when I run this update 4 file, VS2013.4.exe, the Visual studio comes up and say that the product version I'm installing is earlier than the version already installed.  

This is very odd!  How can update 4 be an early version than update 3?  Should I install this?  I want to use the Apache Cordova and it says I need to have update 4 installed for VS2013.  

[0BF8:2998][2015-04-15T12:43:36]i001: Burn v3.7.3424.0, Windows v6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1), path: C:\Install\VS2013.4.exe, cmdline: '-burn.unelevated BurnPipe.{14C4031D-94A7-406F-AF30-63478653EDE6} {ADD72DD3-59A9-4CA3-A72C-DE6FB7B1760B} 15544'
[0BF8:2998][2015-04-15T12:43:36]i000: Initializing string variable 'EditionDisplayName' to value '#loc.vsupdatededitiondisplayname'
[0BF8:2998][2015-04-15T12:43:36]i000: Initializing string variable 'FactorMsi' to value '1.3'
Thank you.
Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger)PresidentCommented:
That's what I told you before. The CTP can break things. Even through you see Update 3 in About, the CTP probably recorded its own version somewhere, and this is where the installer goes to check for the version. For the installer, you have the CTP installed.

This means that you will have to uninstall your current version, and cross your fingers that the uninstaller will get rid of what the CTP did.

You might want to run the following FixIt tool from Microsoft between the uninstall and the reinstall. Unfortunately, it odes not cover VS2013, but maybe it will help. I have looked for a 2013 removal tool and did not find one. Maybe a more exhaustive search could turn up something.

And you learned that you need to completely read the download page when you download something from Microsoft. CPTs are not even Beta and are always flagged as being for test purpose only, in test environments. They should never be installed on a development station.

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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Ha!  That is terrible!  But I do thank you for all your help.  That makes sense now.  I was so frustrated with this.  i will uninstall and keep all my fingers cross that the re-install will go well.
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