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Visual C++ Redistributable is required by programs and games created in Microsoft Visual Studio (VC++ IDE). Visual C++ redistributables work as common system DLLs (Dynamic Link Libraries) and can be called by any program.If you are in a hurry and want to install the latest Visual C++ runtimes, you can go directly to the latest download links here.

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What is Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable?

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a runtime library for running applications that Microsoft developers develop in Visual C++ language (Using the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment).There are many Microsoft Redistributable packages installed on your system. You can view them by going to the Control Panel/Programs/Apps and Features. And in the list of installed programs, you will see that there is more than one package of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.VC++ Redistributable is just like Java Runtime Environment and .NET Framework. You need to install JRE to run programs developed in Java and .NET Framework to run apps built with .NET Framework.
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VC Redistributable silent install shortcutThe second way is to run the installer from the command-line. Here is an example of how I ran the installer in quiet mode:C:\Users\Usman\Downloads\vc_redist.x64.exe /q /norestart

Uninstall the Visual C++ packages

The Uninstallation of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages is the same as you do with any other program. You can uninstall the packages from Programs and Features. To uninstall the package, follow the steps below:Open Apps and Features (Windows key + X + F) Search for Visual C++Select the installed program you want to uninstallPress the Uninstall button.

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Installed Visual C packageYou may want to ask is it OK to uninstall any Visual C++ package? My answer is simple; uninstall it if it is necessary. Otherwise, leave it as multiple versions do not take up a lot of disk space and only provide additional functionality when needed.

Can’t install Visual C++ Redistributable?

If you get the following error while running vc_redist.x64.exe or vc_redist.x86.exe, it means that you already have an installation of VC++ pending on your computer. Please remove the current installation to proceed with the new install.Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Setup Failed 0x80070666To get past this error, follow the instructions below: