VS2012 Update 3 / Update 4, “Unable to locate package source”

If you are going to install VS2012 Update 3/ Update 4, You may found out that a dialog box pops in the middle of the installation. It may look like this,

VS.Update.4
Unable to locate package source


It is asking you for the location of the following files
  1. Windows App Certification Kit x64-x86_en-us.msp
  2. Windows App Certification Kit x86-x86_en-us.msp
  3. Windows App Certification Kit Native Components-x64_en-us.msp
  4. Windows App Certification Kit Native Components-x64_en-us.msp

There are 2 ways that you could get these files.
  1. Download the VS2012.3.iso (if you are running Update 3) or VS2012.4.iso (if you are running Update 4). Exact the contents and you will found the files when navigate to “.\packages\WinACK\”
    1. VS2012.3.iso (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=301705)
    2. VS2012.4.iso (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9833082)
    3. If you need the ISO for VS2013. Get this VS2013.4.iso (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9842997)
  2. Download the files directly,
    1. Windows App Certification Kit x64-x86_en-us.msp ( http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=283370&clcid=0×409)
    2. Windows App Certification Kit Native Components-x64_en-us.msp (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=283372&clcid=0×409)

Start the Update 3 / Update 4 installer again. When it asks for these files, point it to the path where you downloaded the files. The installation should proceed after this and finish successfully.

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