When you install a program, the setup program may have the option of installing the Visual C++ Redistributable if it’s not present. On the other hand, if you have five programs all using the same Visual C++ Redistributable, there need be only one copy installed.
Do I need all the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable?
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.
Can I uninstall Microsoft C++ redistributable?
Go to Programs and Features in Control Panel and identify the relevant Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. Right Click this and select Uninstall.
Why is there so many Microsoft Visual C?
The version of the library is there to cover the inevitable bug and security updates. If you remove one of these files one of the programs installed on your computer will not longer work. Almost all major applications on Windows are in C++ or at least will link to the MS Visual C runtime library.
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.
Is it safe to Uninstall 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 . . .
Why can’t I Uninstall Microsoft photos?
Any app that doesn’t have an Uninstall button at Settings > Apps & Features is often because to remove it will cause unintended consequences. So first try setting your preferred Photo app at Settings > Apps > Default Apps to see if that’s sufficient.
Can I uninstall Microsoft Web Deploy?
In general, it is recommended to uninstall Microsoft Web Deploy by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Control Panel. This error may occur if related installation file/registry is missing or damaged.
Is it OK to uninstall Cortana?
The users that try to keep their PCs maximally optimized, often look for ways to uninstall Cortana. As far as it is very dangerous to uninstall Cortana completely, we advise you just to disable it, but not to remove it totally. Besides, Microsoft doesn’t provide an official possibility to do this.
Should I remove Microsoft Visual C++?
You can uninstall them, however some applications might need them installed to run correctly. These applications will usually let you know if they depend on the C++ packages when you try to install/run them. I would recommend leaving the latest package installed though.
Is Microsoft Visual C++ important for games?
Simple answer is – you cannot. VC++ application needs a specific version of VC++ runtime. Even if you install newer runtime, it might have compatibility issues. Game installers generally check if you have specific runtime / library installed.
What is Microsoft Visual Studio and do I need it?
Microsoft Visual Studio is an IDE made by Microsoft and used for different types of software development such as computer programs, websites, web apps, web services, and mobile apps. It contains completion tools, compilers, and other features to facilitate the software development process.
Is it OK to uninstall Windows Software Development Kit?
You can uninstall the older versions via Add/Remove Programs. It maintains a different entry for each version. If you need to target specific builds of Windows, then you might want to keep older SDKs around.
Do I need both x64 and x86?
No, you need the x86 version to run 32-bit VC++ programs, and you need the x64 version to run 64-bit VC++ programs.
Do I need both x64 or x86?
In most cases you should install both the x64 (64-bit) and the x86 (32-bit) versions. If you’re using a 32-bit version of Windows, then you only need to install the x86 version.
What is the difference between Microsoft Visual C++ x86 and x64?
X86 is for 32bit and x64 is for 64 bit operating systems.