Kernel32.dll NOT Update Error: when starting Visual Studio 2012 Express, no K32GetModueInfomation entry point in Kernel32.dll raised? RRS feed

  • Question

  • My notebook configuration:

      -- Windows Vista Business 32-bit

      -- Service Pack 2

      -- Latest Windows Update

    After installing Visual Studio 2012 Express and start to run, an error raise:

    "The procedure entry point K32GetModueInfomation could not be located in the dynamic link library Kernel32.dll"

    The "Kernel32.dll" in %\Window\System32\" is of date "13-04-2011" build;

    Use DumpBin to examine the entry points, NO K32* entry point found (whom do exist in other PC successfully installed with VS2012 Express)!

    I've tried reinstall  or repair Visual Studio 2012 Express, but similar error still encounterd.

    The windows update show my machine is of latest!

    What patch do I need in order to fix the problems?


    Friday, November 9, 2012 2:55 AM

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  • I have Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit w/ SP2 and I also get this same error message.
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:31 AM
  • It appears that the VisualStudio 2012 editions require Window 7 w/ SP1 or later

    Here are the OS requirements that I found at microsoft's website

    Supported operating systems

    • Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
    • Windows Server 2012 (x64)

    Supported architectures

    • 32-bit (x86)
    • 64-bit (x64)

    It sure would be nice if the download page could contain a note on this and also the installer should detect that the OS does not meet the minimum requirements and notify the user so they don't waste a bunch of time finding out the hard way...

    • Edited by radguy Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:43 AM
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 1:43 AM