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Solved: Multiple Microsoft visual c++'s?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Yorio, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. Yorio

    Yorio Thread Starter

    Aug 25, 2011
    I recently looked in my programs and features and noticed I have multiple Microsoft visual c++'s going from 2005 to 2011, is it necessary that I have so many installed? (7 installed)

    Edit: I also noticed I have 3 microsoft .NET frameworks (3) do I need more than one of those too? (3.5 SP1, 4 client profile and extended)
  2. Elvandil


    Aug 1, 2003
    You need at least 2 versions as well as all the security updates in between. They are around 1 MB each, so I'd leave them alone if I were you. Some new programs will install yet another even if you have it already. That's all right, too.

    For .NET, you need a version of 1, 2, 3, and 4. Any missing will be installed when needed or you will get an error.

    If you are desperate for disk space, get a larger drive rather then risking crippling your machine.
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