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Windows 7: Microsoft Visual C++

15 Jun 2011   #1
GioChavchanidze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Microsoft Visual C++

Hi,

Today I found these names in the list of add/remove programs:



Could somebody tell me please what is Microsoft Visual C++, do I need that program and whether it is essential to have all the versions above or just one of them.

Thanks in advance!


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15 Jun 2011   #2
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

They installations are normally installed along side an application. They install runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries which are required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed already.

There is software on your system requires the C++ libraries to run, it does no harm to leave the installations on your computer, you might have issues with a specific program if you remove them.
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15 Jun 2011   #3
GioChavchanidze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you for your help, but do I need all of them? all the versions of 2005 and 2008 as well? or just 2008 will be enough?
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15 Jun 2011   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

You need each version as they are specific to whatever program installed them.

If you delete one then one or more installed programs will not run and you will get an error message like "This program's configuration is not correct. Reinstalling may fix the problem".
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15 Jun 2011   #5
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

You most likely still have software that has C++ dependencies. They are harmless and i recommend keeping all the installations unless you know that you don't need then anymore
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15 Jun 2011   #6
GioChavchanidze

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thanks, I appreciate your help.
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17 Jun 2011   #7
Clinkz

Windows 7 Professional x64 Backtrack 4 R2
 
 

Glad to hear it.
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