But they seem to be from Microsoft. . I found a bunch of these things in my programes list and was shocked. That means that if you're on 64-bit Windows you should have two entries for every years' Redistributable one 32-bit and one 64-bit , and if you're on 32-bit Windows you should have one entry for every years' Redistributable just 32-bit. And leaving them in place is by far the safest thing to do. The version numbers are the same for both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions except for 2005.
If you have any concern, please let me know. If you run a newer version of Windows most of those are rolled into the install. To sum up, it is a bad idea to delete Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for no good reason. And it's also logical to think that by clearing out the older ones, you'll reclaim some hard drive space and maybe lighten the Registry's load a bit. I use Adblock Plus and that ad, the look and feel of it, is amazing. I was able to remove some of the notifications not specifically from removing the redistributables but by other measures, but I still get balloons that pop up from time to time in the right bottom corner of my desk top. These are collections of pre-written software that allow programmers to avoid writing common sequences of code.
Then open the Control Panel app, enter Programs and Features, locate the problematic version of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable and select Uninstall. Hackers use the same code techniques as non-hackers. If you uninstall any one of the Visual C++ Redistributable packages, then one or more of your programs that rely on that specific version of Visual C++ Redistributable will stop working. The purpose that i deleted them, someone online advised that it was a good way to remove those nasty windows notification messages. In an ideal world, version 2 of a support library would work exactly like version 1, plus new and useful functionality. All those are installed on his system because he has various apps that use them. Each application failed to startup with an initialization error that was totally useless in terms of pinpointing the problem.
Removing them, while tempting, is fairly risky. Frameworks are created as each edition of Windows is released approximately , and as technology changes. You can install multiple versions runtime package in the system. At this point it would be safe bet that the two programs are related. People have been known to bork their systems by randomly deleting things that it turns out they need.
Instead, they use this collection of pre-written and very thoroughly-tested software. Now HotMail is much more responsive and the connection issues have vanished. With Windows 7 and 10 it is pretty much the same. But even so, checking for duplicate files showed that roughly half of the files were identical copies of one another. What does the other person walk away with? I have no idea if you need just one or two or all of the several versions that may be installed on your machine. The service pack for version 2010 is 795k.
Now when I get the question during a tune-up I can point them toward this article. The C++ code does not do this unfortunately. What may happen is that the apps that would rely on the redistributable you have deleted will fail to start or run. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. I would suspect that you would need them if you were a software developer.
This is likely to result in a total mess as a lot of programs may start to play up at once. Just go to your nearest computer store, spend some money, and plug it in Leo, I hear you loud and strong. I have no idea if you need just one or both. I was just wondering though… Do all windows platforms have this issue with Microsoft Visual C++? About the author: Dennis Faas is the owner and operator of Infopackets. I can live with that. Microsoft does release security updates for all versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable packages, so it is best to just leave them alone.
Are they seriously suggesting that there is no cause for alarm? The world turned out to be even less ideal than we thought. In some cases, they come bundled with the installer of the app you wish to use. I really don't think that's asking much. For example, if you own a 64-bit version of Windows, you will see 64-bit as well 32-bit redistributables. Thanks for explaining it in terms my clients will understand. They save some work by not starting from scratch each time, but your system becomes littered with different versions of essentially the same thing.