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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Earl Partridge, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    Windows Home...
    In the Remove/Uninstall window I see several listings for Visual C++.
    Does this mean I have Visual C++ installed somewhere on my machine?
    If so I can not find it.
    I should probably just try to remove these?
    Earl
     
  2. Joel

    Joel Flightless Bird

    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote:

    >Windows Home...
    >In the Remove/Uninstall window I see several listings for Visual C++.
    >Does this mean I have Visual C++ installed somewhere on my machine?
    >If so I can not find it.
    >I should probably just try to remove these?



    Is it just the redistributable? If so, it's probably required by
    another program you installed.

    --
    Joel Crump
     
  3. Char Jackson

    Char Jackson Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:50:49 -0500, "Earl Partridge"
    <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote:

    >Windows Home...
    >In the Remove/Uninstall window I see several listings for Visual C++.
    >Does this mean I have Visual C++ installed somewhere on my machine?
    >If so I can not find it.
    >I should probably just try to remove these?
    >Earl


    It usually means you have the C++ runtime libraries installed, not the
    entire C++ development platform. The libraries get installed by other
    programs that depend on them. If you remove them, something else will
    stop working. Just leave them.
     
  4. Earl Partridge

    Earl Partridge Flightless Bird

    Yes, one indicates Redistributable. So I leave them alone.
    Earl\


    "Char Jackson" <none@none.invalid> wrote in message
    news:uummn516dmvmubqcbg52bh3lngpa1u1bov@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 16 Feb 2010 21:50:49 -0500, "Earl Partridge"
    > <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote:
    >
    >>Windows Home...
    >>In the Remove/Uninstall window I see several listings for Visual C++.
    >>Does this mean I have Visual C++ installed somewhere on my machine?
    >>If so I can not find it.
    >>I should probably just try to remove these?
    >>Earl

    >
    > It usually means you have the C++ runtime libraries installed, not the
    > entire C++ development platform. The libraries get installed by other
    > programs that depend on them. If you remove them, something else will
    > stop working. Just leave them.
    >
     
  5. Roland Schweiger

    Roland Schweiger Flightless Bird

    "Earl Partridge"
    > In the Remove/Uninstall window I see several listings for Visual C++.
    > Does this mean I have Visual C++ installed somewhere on my machine?
    > If so I can not find it.


    It is most likely one of the redistribution runtime libraries.
    Generally it is better to leave them as they are.

    If you wand or need C++ (or C#) you can get a free version of Microsoft's
    Visual Studio for example here:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/express/default.aspx?wt.srch=1

    Some elements of VisualStudio (e.g. the CSC.EXE compiler for c#) are
    included in the .net framework directory of any Windows Version from Vista
    Home upwards.

    Again - the c++ installations you see in add/remove programs, are most
    likely some runtime elements that don't harm anyone and it is better to not
    touch them ...

    greetings

    Roland Schweiger
     
  6. Peter Foldes

    Peter Foldes Flightless Bird

    No

    --
    Peter

    Please Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of others
    Requests for assistance by email can not and will not be acknowledged.

    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message
    news:eQIen.52245$zN4.29301@newsfe05.iad...
    > Windows Home...
    > In the Remove/Uninstall window I see several listings for Visual C++.
    > Does this mean I have Visual C++ installed somewhere on my machine?
    > If so I can not find it.
    > I should probably just try to remove these?
    > Earl
    >
     
  7. Patrick Keenan

    Patrick Keenan Flightless Bird

    "Earl Partridge" <earlpng@pearnet.com> wrote in message
    news:eQIen.52245$zN4.29301@newsfe05.iad...
    > Windows Home...
    > In the Remove/Uninstall window I see several listings for Visual C++.
    > Does this mean I have Visual C++ installed somewhere on my machine?


    No, it does not. It means that another application installed runtime
    re-distributable code.

    > If so I can not find it.


    It's likely a set of DLL's.

    > I should probably just try to remove these?


    Only if you want the program that installed and needs it to stop working.

    HTH
    -pk

    > Earl
    >
     

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