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How do I know if ms vis c++ version 9... is complete or needed?


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#1 cafejose

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

The machine shows some folders labeled x86_Microsoft.VC90*_9.0.30729.6161, certain to be part of the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables x86 9.0.30729.6161.

I believe that, since the date of the folders (in Windows WinSXS folder) show date of Oct. 2012, that I have no expected programs installed to use the C++ Redist. v9. The only time I found any installation occurring was a couple months ago when I tried to install Libre Office, became confused and then uncomfortable that it was seeming to cause a download and install of some Visual C++... something, and so I stopped this install and also completely deleted the (PORTABLE) installation of any remaining Libre Office.

Even so, people have told me not to try uninstalling the Vis C++ 2008 Redist, since it may be needed by some programs which nobody can identify to me. The computer is more than 8 years old; the install of Vis C++ Redistbl v9 seems to be only since October 2012.

QUESTIONS:
  • How can I be sure that the current installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributables x86 9.0.30729.6161 is complete or incomplete (since I had interrupted the install process)?
  • In case the install IS incomplete, how can I make it become complete?
  • Could I be safe in creating a "test_hide" folder within the WinSXS folder, and move all of the Microsoft.VC90*_9.0.30729.6161 folders into this "test_hide" one, and find how the computer and several programs & applications work during the next several weeks, before eventually returning them and uninstalling the C++ 2008 Redistributables installation?


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 11:28 PM

Occasional error messages have come up mentioning visual C++; the install of visual C++ 2008 Redistributable never appeared on the machine until attempting to install portable Libre Office. Only keeping two other installed programs since then, on the machine.
DECISION: Uninstall Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable V9. Done!




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