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    M/S Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable (Vista Home Premium)

    I have had a bit of a search around but do not really understand.
    Can someone explain what this software does and where I would use it? It was downloaded onto my HP laptop some months after I first booted so something must have prompted this download 'whatever it is!' Do I need it???
    Hoping for help.
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    Re: M/S Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable (Vista Home Premium)

    From Download details: Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86):
    <hr>The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2005 installed.<hr>
    If you install any program written in Visual C++ 2005, you need to have the Visual C++ runtime library to run that program. The download probably came with the program.

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    Re: M/S Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable (Vista Home Premium)

    Just to add a little to what Hans posted. You would not be able to tell easily if a program is written in C++ or some other language. The C++ runtimes take very little room. If you uninstall them some program that has been working will suddenly fail. I recommend leaving them alone.

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    Re: M/S Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable (Vista Home Premium)

    Thanks for help.
    My 'desktop' often goes walkabout and then immeadiately recovers when I hit the 'button'.
    I get the following screen message:
    Microsoft Visual C + + Runtime Library
    Runtime Error
    Programme: C:WindowsExplorer.EXE
    This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
    Could this be something to do with the M/S Visual software that I mentioned?
    Ron
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