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Too many Visual C's installed??

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  • Hello.

    When I look at the software-list of my Windows 7 64bit computer there seems to be a lot of Microsoft Visual C's installed. I wonder of this is correct? I have the feeling that when I install a new game, it sometimes automatically installs another version of this 'Visual C-program'. (of which I don't even know what it's meant for)
    Isn't one version enough?? Should I take action in some way?

    Here's a list of the 'versions' which are there;

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x64 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (version 8.0.56336)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (version 8.0.59193)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) (version 8.0.56336)
    Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable - x86 9.0.21022

    Further down the list there are also these (which are apparantly from Grisoft and AVG)

    Visual C++ 8.0 Runtime Setup Package (x64)  (version 8.0.0.35) Grisoft s.r.o
    Visual C++ 8.0 Runtime Setup Package (x84)  (version 9.0.0.623) AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o

    what to do? I wouldn't like to find out that some games don't work anymore after deinstalling something of course..







    Saturday, February 13, 2010 2:24 PM

Answers

  • As you may have noticed, there is a version difference amongst all the installed redistributables.
    Redistributables are installed side by side in an SxS folder and is bound to an application using a manifest file.
    So uninstalling one version will effect the application dependent on that version.

    «_Superman_»
    Microsoft MVP (Visual C++)
    • Proposed as answer by Nikita Leontiev Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:24 PM
    • Marked as answer by Wesley Yao Monday, February 15, 2010 6:19 AM
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 2:53 PM

All replies

  • As you may have noticed, there is a version difference amongst all the installed redistributables.
    Redistributables are installed side by side in an SxS folder and is bound to an application using a manifest file.
    So uninstalling one version will effect the application dependent on that version.

    «_Superman_»
    Microsoft MVP (Visual C++)
    • Proposed as answer by Nikita Leontiev Saturday, February 13, 2010 10:24 PM
    • Marked as answer by Wesley Yao Monday, February 15, 2010 6:19 AM
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 2:53 PM
  • I noticed the difference yeah but wasn't sure. So nothing is wrong. That's a relief.

    Thanks for your reply.
    Saturday, February 13, 2010 3:09 PM