Safe to uninstall previous releases of C++?

Rudy2206

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Just updated to Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86) and (x64). Was wondering if it was safe to uninstall precious versions?
 
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Was wondering if it was safe to uninstall precious versions?
No it's not safe.

You first need to learn which program depends on redistributables, which is not easy to do, and only then remove it.
 

flavallee

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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable ranges in versions between 2005 and 2019.
Depending on which apps and drivers are in your Lenovo, it's unknown which versions it relies on.
If you uninstall the older versions, your Lenovo probably will have issues.

THIS is the support site for your Lenovo.
You should add and save it in your browser favorites/bookmarks list so you can quickly and easily refer to it when needed.

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Rudy2206

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Thanks zebanovich. Thanks flavalle for the support sight. This Lenova has been a workhorse for over 3 years and wouldn't want to cause any problems. Best desktop I have ever owned.
 

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