Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a library which is required by many applications on Windows to run and function properly. Many applications which are developed in C++ language also need components of Visual C++ redistributable library. The components of the Microsoft Visual C++ library are used to run everything developed in C++ language. Apps require different version of MS Visual C++ redistributable 2013/2015/2017/2008/2003/2012/2010. You should install them accordingly.
You can easily see number of installations of Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable in “Apps and Features” in Control Panel. All the installations have different versions. There is always more than 1 package. As Microsoft keeps improving features of Visual C++, you will get updates with different versions. Sometimes few softwares require additional version of Microsoft Visual C++ and they will download & install it from internet before you can use them.
Just like you install JRE to run programs written in JAVA language, in the same way you need to install VC++ to run programs written in C++ language.
You can easily download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages for free. It can be downloaded manually from Microsoft website. If any software requires VC++ for its use then it can download it automatically after taking your permission. In these cases, software will download the correct version for itself. You can still download manually and install it for applications and softwares which are made on C++ language.
Below we are giving you direct download links of VC++. Download links are given for both 32 bit and 64 bit. Download VC++ accordingly. You also need to know that 32 bit won’t work in 64 bit properly. Please download the correct version and bit.
Size of each download item below is around 20 MB. You can download them within seconds.
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005
Installation Guide: After downloading the VC++ version, run the setup file. Accept the terms and condition and click on install button. It will barely take few seconds to install into your system. You will also get a confirmation window saying you have successfully installed VC++ redistributable into your system.
Note: You need to download both 32bit and 64bit version of VC++ if you have 64bit Windows machine. Download and install both of them so that every application can use it without any difficulty.
Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable expands the features of your system to multimedia. It installs many components automatically which are required by many softwares and apps. It mainly helps all programs, apps and games written in C++ language. If you have any problem while downloading or installing then you should comment below so that we can clarify regarding the problem.