After updating to Update 7, VS 2013 complains on launch that IntelPackage failed to load.
80004005 - E_FAIL
I'm sorry that we didn't answer earlier. But nice you found a solution and thanks of posting that here in the forum. An uninstall of a product prior to the installation of an update would always be a good idea as with using a product some settings/configurations may have changed and moved away from default configurations so that the installer of an update release cannot successfully uninstall a previous installation.
Sometimes also an uninstall may not work due to the same reasons. A good idea in such cases is to repair the installen first, then uninstall and then install the update.
Actually it was a bit more complicated. I have both Composer XE 2015 and Composer XE 2016 installed. I had to uninstall and re-install both for everything to finally be sorted out to make Visual Studio happy. That was a couple of hours out of my life... the installers are painfully slow.
Thank you for your feedback.
Again, I'm very sorry for the inconvenience.
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