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Old 04-12-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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Hello,
I was cleaning up my computer the other day and came across a bunch of these Microsoft Visual C++ things, which were taking up some space. I know that these are really important to run Windows programs, but I was wondering if I really needed all of these. Is there one "main" or "latest" build I can keep and remove the rest or something like that? Here's a list of programs I have on my computer. It's a gaming PC, so there's only games :)

-Minecraft
-Starcraft 2
-CoD5
-TF2
-CS:S
-L4D2
-Gmod
-League of Legends
-Firefox
-Chrome
-IE (ew :P)

It's fine if I need all of these runtime programs, but I wanted to see if I could save some space.

EDIT: Included attachment of all the Visual programs.
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Old 04-12-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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You should leave them all alone as different apps require different versions of Visual C++ runtime (to match the version of Visual C++ that was used to create those apps), as well as some being 32-bit & some being 64-bit in your case.

That's why Visual C++ runtime installations no longer overwrite existing versions as used to be the case in the bad old days causing some apps to be "broken".

None of them are taking up much disk space by today's standards where multi-gigabyte disks are commonplace.
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You should leave them all alone as different apps require different versions of Visual C++ runtime (to match the version of Visual C++ that was used to create those apps), as well as some being 32-bit & some being 64-bit in your case.

That's why Visual C++ runtime installations no longer overwrite existing versions as used to be the case in the bad old days causing some apps to be "broken".

None of them are taking up much disk space by today's standards where multi-gigabyte disks are commonplace.
Ah ok thanks much!
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