Quick Answer: Do I Need Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable On My Computer?

Is it OK to remove Microsoft Visual C++?

Hi Mario, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files are prerequisites of other programs installed on your computer.

We suggest not to delete any of these files to avoid programs from crashing or stop working properly after removing them.

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Why does my computer have so many Microsoft Visual C++?

Any additional versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable you see on your system were installed along with some program that required it. When a developer codes in a specific version of Visual C++, the code libraries for that version must also be present on the user’s system for the application to run.

Where is Microsoft Visual C++ installed on my computer?

The easiest way to locate the redistributable files is by using environment variables set in a developer command prompt. In the latest version of Visual Studio 2019, you’ll find the redistributable files in the %VCINSTALLDIR%Redist\MSVC\v142 folder.

Can I delete old Microsoft Visual C++ files?

No, it is not safe to delete any of those, they are installed by the applications that you installed onto your PC, those applications target different versions of the C++ redistributable and will cease to function properly if you delete any of those . . .

What is Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable used for?

The Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install run-time components of Visual C++ libraries. These components are required to run C++ applications that are developed using Visual Studio and link dynamically to Visual C++ libraries.

Do I need all the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable?

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a standard distributable package of shared code that comes as part of your Windows and enables apps to run on your PC. … All in all, Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a pretty handy feature that your apps rely on to work for you. So, you do need it – it’s a fact.