My question is whether or not I need it now. Kong, Thank you for your update. Got a Computer Question or Problem? Is it possible that Microsoft would dare release this info. I under stand the necessity for having both a 32bit X64 and a 64 bit X64 but do I really need so many different updated version on one machine? When the Windows Registry became a place where code written in another character kanji, cyrillic, martian set could be secretly installed, hidden, made untouchable, made unviewable, then triggered, and deployed, executed, run freely over everything on the computer, executing in so many ways that there would be no way to stop it or prevent future intrusions, I think the story was the same. I want comments to be valuable for everyone, including those who come later and take the time to read.
Methinks the Microsoft folks may be involved. It does seem like there should be a Program of Microsoft Visual C++ Updates that covers any and all Updates for any given Program install or that maybe installed in the future. In reality, everybody dynamically links to whatever random library version was current when they installed Visual Studio, which apparently changes every few months. I do not have an iphone nor do I intend to get one. I'm and I've been playing with computers since I took a required programming class in 1976. Please use to gather the installation logs. It seems I have newer Visual C++ 2015 Redistributables: Must I uninstall the newer ones to continue with repair? I cannot tell you how many countless hours i have spent performing re-installs of Win7 just to have to sit through hours upon hours of endless updates 1 at a time.
On my system, in fact, I count 13 of them. Your suggestion is great, simple common sense. There are, of course, multiple different versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable, and apparently newer ones do not necessarily supersede the older ones. If the software installed on your machine needs them, you need them. Why do I have so many multiple Visual C++ Redistributable packages installed? I uninstalled them but when i tried to install them i had to choose where to install them. The structure of the Local and Roaming Data folders is a similar nightmare of hundreds of empty folders.
Since they are both the same version of the program, albeit with a slightly different size, can I assume that the second program is exactly the same as the first and will replace it if needed? Where can I download the latest versions? This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. Should I reinstall it or not? I have no idea if you need them. There is something in the world called Service Packs that roll up all the updates for a few years into one install. Can all of the older ones be safely uninstalled via Programs and Features? This week i am dealing with a problem with a game and the guys from Ubisoft support told me to uninstall all the Microsoft Visual C++ and install them again. I do understand how the Microsoft Visual C++ Library system works and how each release has a different library that is stored side by side with the other releases. How do I know which versions are for me? A particular app installed might be utilizing one of them, so, removing any version can cause an application to malfunction. My question to you is this: is it worth the time and risk to consider removing them? Or are they free from problems such as these? Part legacy, part optimization, and certainly confusing, I'll look at how and why.
Finally, if you just can't find what you're looking for,! But given that they only appear on your machine if software that uses them is present, I expect you probably do need them. The packages themselves do not take a lot of disk space. Windows 10: Multiple versions of Visual C++ Discus and support Multiple versions of Visual C++ in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I did some housekeeping today with Revo and found 11 copies of Visual C++. If so, reinstall that one back. Well, except in the late '70s when people were still using yacc and Lisp.
If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff microsoft. When you install software that needs code from the Microsoft visual C+ Runtime, it will install the version it relies on, if it is not already installed. If I have both the versions of redistributable, will there be any kinds of problems? Thanks for the article Leo. All those are installed on his system because he has various apps that use them. This is more complex than it might appear.
Even both 32-bit and 64-bit editions of the packages might be required for some applications though the version numbers are the same. Windows 10 gets the 2012 and 2013 Visual C++ Redistributables. Is that necessary as well? Your explanation of visual C was was clear and to the point , thank you. Is it safe to uninstall the. Don't uninstall any of the different instances of Visual C++ Redists. All the garbage that gets installed by MickeySoft plus the detritus that various programs use… sometimes I think I should go back to a stone tablet, a mallet and chisel.
I had two seemingly identical versions of this program Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable — x64 9. Or does one version have less of a problem? Also added a screenshot of what the program list should look like on a 64-bit system after installing all versions. It is available for download. Please send this suggestion to someone responsible for Windows Updates. Slow, cursor misbehaves, and lots of connection problems. Also, please view my comment on the when on desktop for the links to work properly. If you do that, however, you might mess things up.
Visual C++ Redistributables C++ is a programming language — one of several languages authors use to create software. Some programs you have installed might require those. But if someone uninstalls that program, the Library is never removed! Anything that looks the least bit like spam will be removed. The programs that require them might crash if you remove them. After using it, you will find vslogs. I have no idea if you need just one or two or all of the several versions that may be installed on your machine. If you run a newer version of Windows most of those are rolled into the install.