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Topic # 201607 26-Aug-2016 12:34
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Just wondering how many copies of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable I might need on a PC ? I have 13 versions, from 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 32-bit 64-bit, I mean do I really need all this stuff ? any one know if I can just keep the 2015 versions or will I bugger everything up if I delete the old ones.





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  Reply # 1617847 26-Aug-2016 13:11
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It is hard to know if you need them all.

Potentially you could have 13 or more different applications each relying on a different version of the runtime. Unlikely (because you may have uninstalled some of those applications already) but that's the idea.

So, yes, you could have problems if you uninstall versions of the c++ redist.

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  Reply # 1617856 26-Aug-2016 13:28
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It is quite likely that you will cause applications to break if you uninstall the old versions. Applications are compiled against a specific version of the runtime libraries, and won't start if they can't find the specific version of the DLL that they are built against.

 

 




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  Reply # 1617858 26-Aug-2016 13:30
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Pity. Guess I'll leave them alone then. Thanks for the info.





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