“Hello, I have had some issues installing a program (Autodesk Revit). After researching the problem, the people from Autodesk suggested removing the Microsoft visual packages and reinstalling them. My question is what are the risks of removing these products? Also where can I find the 2008 packages and the 2005 packages? When I search for the reinstallations I can only find the 2010 and 2013 versions.”
Why Are So Many Microsoft Visual C+ Installed on MY PC?
I installed a fresh version of Windows 10 on a new PC a little less than two months ago. As you can see in the picture above, I’ve already got four versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable on my system. On other systems, I’ve seen as many as twenty. So, how do they all they get there?
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable (x86)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable (x64)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (x86)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable (x64)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x86)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x64)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Update 4 Redistributable (x86 and x64)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86 and x64)
- Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Update 2 Redistributable (x86 and x64)
Do you need them?
I have no idea if you need them. I have no idea if you need just one or two or all of the several versions that may be installed on your machine.
It depends on the software on your machine.
If the software installed on your machine needs them, you need them. If it doesn’t, you might not. Unfortunately, there’s no easy way for you to tell which programs on your machine require which versions of the redistributables.
Can I Uninstall Some Microsoft Visual C+ of Them?
The short answer is:YES, but you probably shouldn’t.
I have installed on my system right now take up less than 100 MB of disk space, combined.
The problem is that you must choose the right way to uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ when it has to be. Don’t make the damage problem during the removal or you will have problem in the future using of the computer.
You would like to know how to remove and reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable in order to correct a problem with your Autodesk software, such as a “general failure” during installation (due to a conflict with installer prerequisites) or any type of misbehavior or crash during normal operation.
Uninstalling Visual C++ is done the same as other programs. The different versions and components will be listed in Programs and Features (or Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP).
Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++:
It might have two ways to uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ from both the manual & auto process in Windows system, but, as I said, it’s important to choose a safe way to completely get rid of Microsoft Visual C++. So, here, we offer the most suitable method to remove Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable, all you have to do is to download the Bloatware remover to have a quick & clean removal on computer.
Compared to the traditional process to uninstall Microsoft Visual C++, it will be much easier to remove any target of Microsoft Visual C++, try this:
Step 1. Select the target.
Launch Bloatware Uninstaller, find out and select Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable on the right hand list, then click “Run Analysis” button.
Step 2. Completely uninstall on it.
The Uninstaller will review the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable related files and registry entries, then click “Complete Uninstall” button, click “Yes” to start uninstalling it.
Step 3. Successfully removed.
Wait for the standard uninstall process completed. Click “Scan Leftovers” button. The Uninstaller has now fully uninstalled Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable and deleted all its files and extensions. Click OK to finish.
Learn more details please read this page.