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Windows 7: Do I need both 2005 and 2008 versions of these?

21 Oct 2010   #1

Home Premium 64 bit
Do I need both 2005 and 2008 versions of these?

Two versions of Microsoft Visual C++ are on my computer (Home Premium 64bit). Are both needed? is it possible that they result from the migration of files from my old XP?

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21 Oct 2010   #2

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

The visual redist is a runtime library, a way to share a set of functions among different programs. All programs created using Visual C++ 2005 require it. Redistributable runtimes are mostly installed silently, so you need not be worried about it.

Visual C++ 2008 is the newer version, it'll be required to load programs that were created by using it.

Keep both versions so you can use older programs that need 2005.
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21 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Can explain it no better!!!
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21 Oct 2010   #4

Home Premium 64 bit

Obviously Bill2's telepathic abilities sussed I'd need a succinct explanation. OTOH perhaps he read my other OPs.

Thanks all
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