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c++ Redistributable's do you really need them

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#1 Destimator


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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

I have so many entries for redistributables and have no idea how they got there. i'm assuming some programs i have installed are required to have them but i have versions from 2005 to 2012.  I was helping a friend who is going to school using visual studio since that's my back ground. I installed VS 2010 Express to help him out. Windows Update applied the Sp1 update for the program. now when i try to uninstall the Sp1 so i can do a uninstall of the software it crashes. not sure what else to do... 
I attached a list of my installed programs... 
has anyone else encountered this issue? 

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 29 March 2013 - 09:44 AM

Various programs from Micrsoft (as well as the O/Ses) install/need the redistributable programs.  I'm not sure why you consider this to be a dilemma of some sort.


As for security updates (which is what the SPs are)...again, I don't understand your comments.


The general rule that I would employ for uninstalling programs such as VS from Windows (if I were so inclined) would be to uninstall the latest entries first and work backward.



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