When you want to install Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 you may hit the error ‘The pipe is being closed”.
Do not waste your time to download the Update 3 using:
option. It is waste of time.
The one and the only way to make it work is to download the Update 3 iso from MSDN.
Once you have this downloaded, and extracted/mounted/burnt you need to open an administrative CMD window and navigate to …\packages\WinACK\ and install these 2 patches:
I. Windows App Certification Kit x64-x86_en-us.msp
II. Windows App Certification Kit Native Components-x64_en-us.msp