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Importance of MSVC 2012 Update 4?

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#1 SergeTroy


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:22 AM

A little while ago there was an update to my Logitech Gaming Software (LGS) which led to me getting a pair of errors on the restart and every start up following.  I only seem to have screen captured one, which reads: "LCore_MessageHandler_(long string of characters that looks like a registry key maybe); The program can't start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer.  Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."

Alrighty.  I do a quick search online and see this all relates very specifically to Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4.  Now, I do have other parts / components of MSVC installed, but I am interestingly missing this one set (the 64 and 32 bit versions) as well as for 2008 (and 2017, though I'm less worried about that within the confines of Win7).  2005, 2010, 2013, and 2015 are all set, installed, and gtg.  Now, I've been using this pc and setup since back around February / March 2017 after I briefly played with Win10 before running back to Win7.  I have had no issues, and no complaints, everything has otherwise been running like a dream for what I need the system to do.  I was also able to downgrade back to the prior version of LGS, so I am no longer getting the messages about the missing DLL, etc. 


My question becomes: Is this a worthwhile download to be installed?  Do any added issues or complexities attached to this update outweigh it's merits?  Generally, should be I be expecting to run into programs or software that need it, even as the clock runs down on Win7? 


If the overall recommendation is to download and install MSVC 2012 Update 4, is it as simple as downloading and installing into my current system as is, or do I need to possibly first uninstall or disable certain updates / programs prior to doing so?  Basically, are there some precautionary steps I should take for better insuring a proper install? 


Covering my bases here by polling some of the expert advice I hear the community can offer, thanks very much in advance to all those that can throw me a bone and some suggestions or outright solutions.  :)


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Edited by SergeTroy, 19 April 2018 - 12:25 AM.

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