It depends on the software on your machine. Thank you for your support and co-operation. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact. If the software installed on your machine needs them, you need them. The packages themselves do not take a lot of disk space. If you uninstall a program, that program will not automatically remove the redistributable upon which it relied, since it has no way of knowing if other applications also rely upon it. My question to you is this: is it worth the time and risk to consider removing them? I really hope that someone can help me.
Some installers contain both versions and will automatically install the appropriate one, but if there were two different installers one called x86 and the other 64 bit , then it would have installed the 32 bit version. You can uninstall the redistributables the same way you uninstall any other program in the Programs and Features control panel app. These packages are often installed independently of applications, allowing multiple applications to make use of the package while only having to install it once. You can install pretty much all of them or none of them. If there are no issues, don't worry.
And you will need the specific one that is called for in the finished program. The term x86 is often used to refer to 32 bit software, in comparison to 64 bit. · Apart from this, are you able to install other programs on the system without any issues? And unfortunately, unlike with the , Microsoft never consolidated all these older versions into a unified package. Hi, Was your issue resolved? If you cannot determine which program installed it… how can you be certain it is not a hack or virus of somekind? Visual C++ Redistributables C++ is a programming language — one of several languages authors use to create software. My processor is an x64 processor. There are inherent dangers in the use of any software found on the Internet, and Microsoft cautions you to make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any software from the Internet. Follow the steps mentioned below.
What Is a Visual C++ Redistributable? Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. A little surprising they didn't actually. It features tools for and C++ code, especially code written for the , and. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact. I uninstalled the first one before I read your warning not to do so. Much like the , you can end up with more than one version on your machine. I only installed the x86 though and it worked fine.
A typical example is a program using different. R emoving one, and a software package explicitly requires it, that software may stop working. If so, would you please mark helpful reply as the answer? You never really know which of your installed applications rely on each redistributable. Leaving them all in place is by far the safest thing to do. Archived from on April 17, 1999.
Personally I keep data on a separate physical drive. At this point it would be safe bet that the two programs are related. The programming environment includes access to a lot of shared code libraries, which let developers use already-developed code for specific procedures instead of having to write their own from scratch. The purpose that i deleted them, someone online advised that it was a good way to remove those nasty windows notification messages. I do not want programs on my little laptop that enable such items as they serve no purpose for me and I need the space for college. A little surprising they didn't actually. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread.
My processor is an x64 processor. For your case, I will move it to vs setup and installation for better support. It was considered a patch to Visual C++. But you will likely end up with the 2010 64bit runtimes when you start loading in your games. Slow, cursor misbehaves, and lots of connection problems.
The packages are made available by Microsoft, who also tests and updates them with bug and security fixes. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. Computer hard drives are so huge now, the space saved by removing them would be insignificant. The 64bit runtimes contain different code than the 32bit runtimes. But given that they only appear on your machine if software that uses them is present1, I would expect that you probably do need them.
The only sure way to know would be to remove or rename those libraries and see if things stop working. If it is, yes installing the 64 bit version would have been better. Make sure that Windows update has all its latest updates. Thanks James Thanks for your response, James. It all depends on which program you've installed and which architecture it's for x86 for 32-bit and x64 for 64-bit , and what the installed program calls for. Its a full x86 package, it likely has the x64 built in and will install as needed. So, does this cover the x64 and x32 that I apparently should have downloaded? You can go with newer versions though, but each edition like 2005 is distinct.
How do I by-pass Win Installer or how do I tell Win Installer to stop demanding file format. Funny, I have never heard X86 being referred to 32-bit programs. I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned in the article given below. If the program asks for one, that is the one you need. So it would help other community members who meet the same issue, and I could close this case for you.