SQL Server 2017 Installation Error with KB2919355


Recently I was installing SQL Server 2017 and I could not believe a simple installation took up my whole day. I was installing an instance on one newly built Windows 2012 R2 server. After clicking next a few times, I got an error: a rule failure, for KB2919355.

I downloaded the KB2919355 as mentioned in the error message and tried to execute it. However, I ran into another error, which said « the update is not applicable to you computer ». This was the step where I got stuck as the installation package suggested to install the KB, while the KB