Here is a simple solution.
- Close Visual Studio and open the VS command prompt (for you it may be – Developer Command Prompt for VS2013) as an administrator. Navigate to the devenv.exe file (in Express versions it is titled something along the lines of *express.exe) usually located in C://Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Visual Studio 13/Common7/IDE.
- Type “
(C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\Common7\IDE>devenv.exe/setup)
- Reopen Visual Studio. If everything is all colored now, great! If not, close the tabs and reopen them.
Note for others: This has a very good chance of working for many other versions of Visual Studio, including 2008, 2010, 11 beta, etc.