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Multiple Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installs

Multiple programs have installed C++ redistributable programs on my computer.  Is it okay to uninstall all but one or are certain programs reliant on certain versions? I have three builds of 2008  and three builds of 2005 (two are the same)

 

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Multiple programs have installed C++ redistributable programs on my computer.  Is it okay to uninstall all but one or are certain programs reliant on certain versions? I have three builds of 2008  and three builds of 2005 (two are the same)


Hello Keith – Welcome to Microsoft Answers Community.

I recommend you keep them; the programs that installed these
packages depend on the MSVC dynamic link library (dll). I recommend
that you keep them. The programs that require them might crash if
you remove them.

I hope you find this information useful and if you need any further assistance,
please feel free to contact me and let me know.

I hope this information was helpful…

Have a nice day…

Best regards,
Fisnik


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DON'T remove them! As a replacement of the "DLL he ll" (the forums sensors it without the space) (new version override old ones, which break older software) MS creates the WinSxS folder, and now multiple DLL versions can be stored side by side (SxS). Now the application uses the version it was build!

So, NEVER uninstall a VC++ Runtime!


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