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    Purpose of Microsoft Visual C++ files?

    Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (with various years starting in 2005 to 2010)

    I have several of these listed in ctrlpnl/programs and features.

    They don't take up much room, so it's no biggy, I'd just like to know what they are/do.

    thanks

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    Google can supply some answers although they might get quite technical.
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    They are libraries that some of your installed applications need to run. They were added when the applications that need them, were installed.
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    Yes. Quite technical.
    Couldn't decipher whether I could keep the newer '2010' one (if it were backwards compatible), and eliminate the older versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metrognome View Post
    Yes. Quite technical.
    Couldn't decipher whether I could keep the newer '2010' one (if it were backwards compatible), and eliminate the older versions.
    No, you can't do that. Programs needs a specific version.
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    This is the same as the Net Frameworks. An individual app will need the particular version. Leave them all alone.
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    Alrighty then. I be no longer concerned about this. Thanks for responses.
    Over and out.

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