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Windows 7: Are several Visual C++ versions needed?

18 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1
Are several Visual C++ versions needed?

My "Programs & Features" list shows several "Microsoft Visual C++ 20xx Redistributable" that are different version numbers.

Will it be safe to delete just the lowest version numbers and keep only V10.0.30319?


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18 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

No, please keep them all. Different versions are used to create different apps, so if you delete the older ones you may suddenly find some of your apps have stopped working.
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18 Nov 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i would say to keep them all.

different software needs different libraries to function correctly.

*edit* oops Bill got there first!
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18 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bits SP1

Thank you for prompt reply.

Will keep as recommended.
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