Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 14.38.33130.0 (32-bit) LATEST
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The Visual C++ Redistributable Packages install run-time components of Visual C++ libraries. These components are required to run C++ applications that are developed using Visual Studio and link dynamically to Visual C++ libraries. This package can be used to run such applications on a computer even if it does not have Visual Studio installed. These packages install run-time components of these libraries: C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP.
For example, installing the Visual C++ 2022 or 2019 redistributable will affect programs built with Visual C++ 2015 and 2017 also. However, installing the Visual C++ 2015 redistributable will not replace the newer versions of the files installed by the Visual C++ 2017 and 2019 redistributables.
This is different from all previous Visual C++ versions, as they each had their own distinct runtime files, not shared with other versions.
How to Use
Download the Package
Start by downloading the appropriate version of the Visual C++ Redistributable Package for your system. You can find the redistributable packages on the official Microsoft website or other trusted sources, like FileHorse. Make sure you download the version that matches your operating system's architecture (x86 for 32-bit and x64 for 64-bit systems).
Install the Package
Once the package is downloaded, run the installer. The installation process is usually straightforward and involves accepting the license agreement and selecting the installation location. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Many software applications that depend on the Visual C++ runtime libraries include the necessary redistributable package as part of their installation process. In such cases, you don't need to manually install the redistributable package separately. The application's installer will take care of it.
If you're a software developer and you're distributing an application that requires a specific version of the Visual C++ runtime, you might want to include the necessary redistributable package along with your application installer. This ensures that users have the required components installed before they run your application.
Keep in mind that different applications might require different versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable Package. It's possible to have multiple versions installed on your system without conflicts. Each version corresponds to a specific year and version of Visual Studio (e.g., Visual C++ 2019, Visual C++ 2022, etc.).
Over time, Microsoft may release updates or security patches for the Visual C++ Redistributable Packages. It's a good practice to periodically check for updates and install them to ensure your system remains secure and compatible with new software.
What is the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package, and do I need it on my PC?
The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package contains runtime components required to run applications developed using Visual C++ on a PC without Visual C++ installed. Many software applications depend on these components to function properly. You need the redistributable package if you use applications that specifically require it.
Can I have multiple versions of MS Visual C++ Redistributable Packages installed on my PC?
Yes, you can have multiple versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable Package installed on your PC without conflicts. Different applications may require different versions. Each version corresponds to a specific year and version of Visual Studio. This allows various applications to use the version they were built with.
Do I need to manually install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package when I install new software?
In most cases, you don't need to manually install the redistributable package. Many software installers that require the Visual C++ runtime libraries include the necessary redistributable package as part of their installation process. This ensures that the required components are installed automatically.
How do I check which versions of the MS Visual C++ Redistributable Packages are installed on my PC?
You can check which versions of the redistributable packages are installed by going to the "Apps & features" (or "Programs and Features" in older Windows versions) section in the Windows Settings. Look for entries that start with "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable" followed by the version and year.
Is it necessary to update the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages?
It's recommended to periodically check for updates to the redistributable packages. Microsoft may release updates or security patches that improve compatibility and security. Updating these packages can help ensure that your system remains compatible with new software and is protected against security vulnerabilities.
- Windows 11 (x86, x64 and ARM64)
- Windows 10 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8.1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 8 (x86 and x64)
- Windows 7 SP1 (x86 and x64)
- Windows Server 2019
- Windows Server 2016
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1
On April 8, 2014, Microsoft concluded its support for Windows XP. Present iterations of the Visual C++ Redistributable designed for Visual Studio 2015-2022 are exclusively compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, 10, and 11.
The most recent edition of the Visual C++ Redistributable that functions on Windows XP was incorporated in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 (identified by file versions commencing with 14.27). This version of the Redistributable is accessible within the Downloads section under the title "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019 (version 16.7)".
- Ensures compatibility for C++ applications developed with Visual C++
- Multiple versions can coexist
- Essential for running many Windows applications
- Can take up disk space with multiple versions installed
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