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Windows 7: MS C++ distributables don't uninstall

26 Feb 2012   #1

x64 Pro - Windows 7
MS C++ distributables don't uninstall


To release disk space I have uninstalled a few games but the C++ redistributable that it installed doesn't get removed.

There are 16 installations of C++ distributables. Is this normal as I'm minded to selectively delete the older versions eg. 2005. Is there a way to check which app depends upon them?

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26 Feb 2012   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601

C++ redist. does not take to much space and I wouldn't remove them. (max 1 MB)
you have all together max 15MB and that's not so much!

also for example ATI driver depends on msc++ 2005.
not sure about others.
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26 Feb 2012   #3

x64 Pro - Windows 7

I just get irked when the a long list a inactive modules that would be installed by an app and when the app is removed it leaves a trail behind it. I thought the idea behind .vb was that a single Module could serve multiple apps.

I take your point and will ignore them.

Thanks for prompt response.
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