Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Needed or Not Needed Microsoft Visual C++

13 Apr 2019   #1
iNiffy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Needed or Not Needed Microsoft Visual C++

Good Day


I'm having a little problem with Microsoft Visual C++, I have so many versions of them and I don't know which ones I need. How do I know which Microsoft Visual C++ versions I need and which ones not needed?




Attached Thumbnails
Needed or Not Needed Microsoft Visual C++-capture.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
13 Apr 2019   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I don't think there really is a way to know what version you need or not. They may be used by some of the programs you have installed on your computer. Some programs need a certain version of Visual C++.

Sometimes these Visual C++ versions are installed along with the program you install, but not always and require you to download it for the program to run.

What issue are you having exactly? Is there an error code?

You could see what version of Visual C++ is causing problems and uninstall it and reinstall it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2019   #3
iNiffy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Nope

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F22 Simpilot View Post
I don't think there really is a way to know what version you need or not. They may be used by some of the programs you have installed on your computer. Some programs need a certain version of Visual C++.

Sometimes these Visual C++ versions are installed along with the program you install, but not always and require you to download it for the program to run.

What issue are you having exactly? Is there an error code?

You could see what version of Visual C++ is causing problems and uninstall it and reinstall it.
I don't really have a big problem here. I just want to clean up some unneeded versions of microsoft visual c++. by the way I installed many software before and did not uninstall them, just deleted them. So the version of visual c++ did not get uninstalled. So that explains why I have so many of them.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

13 Apr 2019   #4
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi iNiffy,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iNiffy View Post
I don't really have a big problem here. I just want to clean up some unneeded versions of microsoft visual c++. by the way I installed many software before and did not uninstall them, just deleted them. So the version of visual c++ did not get uninstalled. So that explains why I have so many of them.
When you have software that you no longer want, the worst thing you can do is to just delete them!

They need to be uninstalled properly. They can be uninstalled in Programs and Features [which can still leave bits behind], or you can download and run Revo Uninstaller [FREE] from here => Revo Uninstaller.

When you run scan for leftover items make sure that you use the Advanced Scan option, then tick everything and delete it.

As far as M$ Visual C++ is concerned, there is no benefit in uninstalling them. You might download a program in the future that needs them!

I hope this helps!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2019   #5
iNiffy

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi iNiffy,



When you have software that you no longer want, the worst thing you can do is to just delete them!

They need to be uninstalled properly. They can be uninstalled in Programs and Features [which can still leave bits behind], or you can download and run Revo Uninstaller [FREE] from here => Revo Uninstaller.

When you run scan for leftover items make sure that you use the Advanced Scan option, then tick everything and delete it.

As far as M$ Visual C++ is concerned, there is no benefit in uninstalling them. You might download a program in the future that needs them!

I hope this helps!
Thanks Paul Black


I really know how to uninstall applications properly as I am an experienced user in windows 7 (not in windows 8 or 10) but I get how lazy I am just deleted the application directory. But thanks for the suggestion in using Revo Uninstaller, I will try it out later .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2019   #6
Paul Black

Win 7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iNiffy View Post
I really know how to uninstall applications properly as I am an experienced user in windows 7 (not in windows 8 or 10) but I get how lazy I am just deleted the application directory. But thanks for the suggestion in using Revo Uninstaller, I will try it out later .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2019   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Just be aware that when you use Revouninstaller you actually try to scroll though all of the registry and files left over and make a good educated guess as to whether that registry key or file should be deleted. It's mostly pertaining to registry keys though. I've uninstalled a program once and for some reason some of the registry keys that Revouninstaller thought were part of that program actually were core keys for other things in Windows, etc. But the good part is that you should have the option in Revouninstaller create a System Restore point prior to uninstallation of that program so in case it does delete something it shouldn't you can roll back the changes through system restore. This isn't true for the majority of programs you may uninstall, but I think for things like VMware, etc it uses keys that the OS and other programs use and Revouninstaller mismarks them as belonging solely to that application. Or, instead of messing with System Restore which can and will pose issues in some circumstances, you can just go to your registry and backup the whole thing prior to uninstalling a very heavy program like VMware, etc. I use VMware as an example. I can't remember now what program it was that carried non-related registry keys with it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
Reply

 Needed or Not Needed Microsoft Visual C++




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
All these Versions of "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable" Needed?
Right now, I have 16 different versions of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable installed on my system; -4 from 2005 -7 from 2008 -2 from 2010 -1 from 2012 -1 from 2013 -1 from 2015 My question is; Are all these needed. Should I be removing the old ones?
Software
Visual Studio- Windows Forms(Help needed, open a notepad from project)
Hey Guys, I am not sure if this is the right place to post this but i dont know any other or better either. Anyone who has any knowledge in Visual Studio Please Step Forward!! I am creating a small software from visual studio (2010 pro) but there is this file menu command which i want to...
Software
Have 14 MS Visual C + + 2008 Redistribulatable files - are they needed
Hello, I show a number of programs in CCleaner that I don't have the knowledge to identify or know if they are necessary. I was hoping one of the groups many knowledgeable members might help and maybe I can delete them. They have dates going back a ways. Here is a list: Thanks for any...
Software
Update Needed: Microsoft visual C++ 2005 redistributable package
Hi, I am not sure about this.... I run Secunia - the software updater/ checker and it tells me that this is outdated and needs a patch for "security reasons" microsoft visual C++ 2005 redistributable package (x86) Does anyone know what this is and do I really need to update it? ...
Performance & Maintenance
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? Thanks.
Performance & Maintenance


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:27.
Twitter Facebook