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Windows 7: General Uniformed Informed Info Request - C++


30 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
General Uniformed Informed Info Request - C++

Hello to all,
I have been using Revo Uninstaller Pro. In it's list of installed programs are multiple Microsoft Visual C ++ including 2005, 2008 ATL Update kb-973924-x64, 2008 redistributable - x64 and x86 versions of 9.0.21022 and 9.0.30729.414138. Do I need all of these I am running 64 bit and 32 bit browsers and programs. Also there is Microsoft Sync Framework 2.0 Core Components (x64) and MS Sync Framework Provider (x64). I also saw somewhere about Sync Framework 4 and 9. I am exceptionally confused and could use some learned advice. Thanks to any who respond.
glennc


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30 Oct 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

as far as the c++ stuff, my advice is to keep them. they are not taking much space nor slowing anything down.

the simple answer is that if you delete them, some programs may not work any more. they are meant to be installed.

i'm not sure about the microsoft sync stuff - probably comes from live essentials?


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30 Oct 2010   #3

 
 

Hi,

Do you have MS Groove installed? It comes with Office 2007. Also do you have a Windows smartphone, or any smarphone suites installed? This would explain the sync entries as a lot of phones now try to sync outlook contacts etc.
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30 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
as far as the c++ stuff, my advice is to keep them. they are not taking much space nor slowing anything down.

the simple answer is that if you delete them, some programs may not work any more. they are meant to be installed.

i'm not sure about the microsoft sync stuff - probably comes from live essentials?
Hello micky megabyte,
Thanks for responding and your advice. I had live essentials on for about 10 minutes and removed it, used too much resources to do anything for me. Thanks, I didn't know if the newer versions covered the needs of previous versions.
glennc
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30 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Hi,

Do you have MS Groove installed? It comes with Office 2007. Also do you have a Windows smartphone, or any smarphone suites installed? This would explain the sync entries as a lot of phones now try to sync outlook contacts etc.
Howdy Orbital Shark,
Thank you also for responding. No I don't use Office Any Year nor do I have a smartphone. Wouldn't know how to use it if I did and don't know what MS Groove is.
If the stuff isn't necessary I have a minor desire to delete it, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Thanks again.
glennc
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03 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hello to Anyone,
Any further ideas in reference to my question? I am at a loss, and as advised previously, I left them for now. Appreciate any help.
glennc
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04 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The redistributables are bits of code that get programs working when you do not have or do not need the full version of Visual C++ installed. The sync tools are probably there from software you installed recently either from a smartphone or SyncToy. Leave the first alone and the second find out what is using those features.
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04 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Glenn,

I have asked a similar question myself in this thread, but got no answers. However, if you look closely at that list of C++ redistributables, you will notice that half of the entries are same version but in two flavors - x86 and x64. Some of them are updates. And, furthermore, if you look at the file sizes, they are very small, less than a megabyte each. Of course, there was a time, when 1 MB was huge, but now it's next to nothing. Finally, these redistributables are not programs themselves, they do not run on their own and thus do not consume your resources (apart from minuscule amount of hard drive space). So, I would not worry about them. Leave them as they are.

Of course, if you really insist on deleting everything that is not absolutely necessary, you can delete them one by one (including your sync stuff), write down what you delete (or make a restore point before deleting) and see if anything stops working - simply by starting all of your install programs and making sure they work as they should. This is slow and tedious, but it looks like the only way right now, at least I have not got any answers when I asked how to do this in a more intelligent way.
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15 Dec 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by unifex View Post
Glenn,

I have asked a similar question myself in this thread, but got no answers. However, if you look closely at that list of C++ redistributables, you will notice that half of the entries are same version but in two flavors - x86 and x64. Some of them are updates. And, furthermore, if you look at the file sizes, they are very small, less than a megabyte each. Of course, there was a time, when 1 MB was huge, but now it's next to nothing. Finally, these redistributables are not programs themselves, they do not run on their own and thus do not consume your resources (apart from minuscule amount of hard drive space). So, I would not worry about them. Leave them as they are.

Of course, if you really insist on deleting everything that is not absolutely necessary, you can delete them one by one (including your sync stuff), write down what you delete (or make a restore point before deleting) and see if anything stops working - simply by starting all of your install programs and making sure they work as they should. This is slow and tedious, but it looks like the only way right now, at least I have not got any answers when I asked how to do this in a more intelligent way.
Hello unifex,
I don't get emails about responses to some of my threads, this being one. Thank you kindly for joining in and sharing your knowledge. Since there had been no meaningful explanatory reply, I like your description and logic. Thanks again, I'll just leave it for now.
glennc
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