Any information will be helpful. Kong, Thank you for your update. All those are installed on his system because he has various apps that use them. Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable x64 - 14. For me, this is a strong argument for reinstalling windows every six to twelve months. My question to you is this: is it worth the time and risk to consider removing them? Please upload the file to and share the link here.
Fast-forward about 6 months later approx 6 months ago , apparently Windows Update installed a Win 7 update on my machine that had Win 10 on it. Or should I attempt to reinstall the first one? In reality, everybody dynamically links to whatever random library version was current when they installed Visual Studio, which apparently changes every few months. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. Here's a screenshot of what that will look like:. It is a package of Microsoft C++ components which are required to run some Windows specific applications made with Visual C++.
I would suspect that you would need them if you were a software developer. Thus deleting the files may crash some of your Windows applications. There is backward compatibility between versions but unfortunately many applications were written for a specific version and will work with no other. Thanks Great info Leo, good article, much appreciated. I bought a Dell laptop with Win 7 x64 Premium 2 years ago, and I did a free upgrade to Win 10 before the cutoff, so now I have Win 10 Premium x64. At this point it would be safe bet that the two programs are related. I would not care except I am getting an error pop up telling me I have a Windows Visual C++ Runtime error.
I truly hope this e-mail can be read by someone with enough influence to listen to the following suggestion and make it happen. Frameworks are created as each edition of Windows is released approximately , and as technology changes. Please upload the file to and share the link here. Of course, even running Windows' own program uninstaller can reveal multiple instances of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable, often with diffferent years and version numbers. To make sure your visual studio could work well, I need your help to collect installation log. If you see this message again, please use a different email address to subscribe.
Maybe if they could make a program that can replace or update the ones that we have then I wont have so many cc+ icons. Disable any Anti-Virus or Anti-Spyware software on your computer, refer to the error message, I found this thread. There are versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable that go back as far as version 2005. After that, you would have to go onto Google. But if someone uninstalls that program, the Library is never removed! I want comments to be valuable for everyone, including those who come later and take the time to read. Please upload the file to and share the link here. Hope my clarification is clear.
The maintenance time needed to keep it running efficiently has grown out of hand. Time for my most common, yet most annoying answer: it depends. Have you finished repairing visual studio? I looked at the installed programs and noticed that there are 5 different updates. The list above in my Programs and Features is really unnecessary! Any ideas how to uninstall it. 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. How do I know which versions are for me? Much like the , you can end up with more than one version on your machine.
Their versions have also changed, but I'll update those at another point as well as the archive containing all installers. I need more computer questions. So installing Visual Studio 2013 would allow you to remove all the 2013 redistributables. I really don't think that's asking much. Instead, if you're looking to optimize your system, free up some drive space, etc. It all depends on which program you've installed and which architecture it's for x86 for 32-bit and x64 for 64-bit , and what the installed program calls for.
You can uninstall them if you have the matching version of Visual Studio installed if you are a developer , but that is unlikely. I also have several versions of C++ 2005, 2010. Can all of the older ones be safely uninstalled via Programs and Features? The others go way back to. Of course I strongly recommend you -- there's a ton of information just waiting for you. If you compile your application against 2005 C++ libs then your app needs to have the 2005 redistributable installed.
Since this thread is old, should I assume no one has fixed this? The purpose that i deleted them, someone online advised that it was a good way to remove those nasty windows notification messages. If you have a computer question - or even a computer problem that needs fixing - so that I can write more articles like this one. Some applications are written using specific versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable. If you have finished repairing and the message is a warning, you could skip the message, because you have the higher version of Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable. I found a bunch of these things in my programes list and was shocked. Now questions are: a Do I need to uninstall 2005 redistributable and install 2008 redistributable? I recommend that you keep them. Here's an excerpt from AppWiz.