Question: Do I Need All Versions Of Microsoft Visual C++?

Is Microsoft Visual C++ safe?

There is nothing dangerous about it so I guess that would make it safe – but some things might stop working: When developers write their programs they might use any one of the versions of Visual C++ to write them..

Do I need all versions of Microsoft Visual C++?

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a set of runtime library files used by many programs installed in the PC, even a part of Windows. Uninstalling them will definitely stop all those programs that depend on them from working. In such event, you will need to install the required version again.

Why do I have multiple versions of 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.

Can I remove old versions of Microsoft Visual C++?

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 . . .

Can we uninstall 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. Let us know if you have other questions.

Do I need Visual C++ x86 and x64?

Both the x86 and x64 versions are needed on 64-bit systems. Only the x86 versions will work on 32-bit systems. Beginning with the 2012 version of Visual C++, Microsoft provides the x86 and x64 downloads through the same link. Select both files in the list and download them.