Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables (All Versions)

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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables are a package of libraries (files and resources) necessary for running programs developed with Microsoft Visual C++. These components include the C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP libraries. Without these components, Visual C++ programs wouldn’t be able to access resources to run properly.

The relationship between the Visual C++ Redistributables package and the programs that rely on it is similar to the relationship between a car and the gasoline it needs to run: without the fuel, the car won’t go anywhere. Similarly, without the correct redistributable package, the program won’t run. The Visual C++ Redistributables package contains the Visual C++ runtimes that are necessary for programs written with Microsoft Visual C++ to run correctly.

These components are installed when you install Visual Studio, but can also be downloaded separately. If you have an application that requires Visual C++ Redistributables, make sure to install the correct version to function properly.

For example, if your app requires Microsoft visual c++ 2019 redistributable package (x64), you can download it using the links below.

Download Visual C++ Redistributables

NameVersionArchitectureDownloadDetails
Visual C++ Redistributable 202217.0x64DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributable 202217.0x86Download
Visual C++ Redistributable 201916.0x64DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributable 201916.0x86Download
Visual C++ Redistributable 201715.0x64DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributable 201715.0x86Download
Visual C++ Redistributable 201513.0x64/x86DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributable 201312.0x64DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributable 201312.0x86Download
Visual C++ Redistributable 201211.0x64DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributable 201211.0x86Download
Visual C++ Redistributable 201010.0x64DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributable 201010.0x86Download
Visual C++ Redistributable 20089.0x64DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributable 20089.0x86Download
Visual C++ Redistributable 20058.0x64/x86DownloadMore info
Visual C++ Redistributables download links

Microsoft Visual C++ is known for its excellent performance compared to other programming languages like Java. The runtimes are also optimized for speed and efficiency and have garbage collection, and effective memory management, which helps apps run smoothly.

But the performance of the app also depends on the efficiency of the actual application code. Sometimes, you may stumble across apps that may perform poorly due to inefficient code. You should keep this in mind if you are troubleshooting Visual C++ runtime issues.

Microsoft has released several Visual C++ redistributables over the years. These include 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2022. Each version supports applications created with a specific Visual Studio version. For example, applications created with Visual Studio 2010 require Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable. However, since Visual Studio 2015, all versions share the same package files. This means you only need to install a single redistributable to run programs built with Visual Studio 2022, 2019, 2017, and 2015.

Visual C++ Redistributables system requirements

Each Visual C++ Redistributable has a different system requirement. We have listed them down so that you can make sure that your computer meets these requirements before you download the one you need.

Note: The requirements listed below are the bare minimum. The VC++ version is supported by them, and all the later technologies.

  • System requirements for VC++ 2015-2022

    • All editions of Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server 2016; Windows Server 2012 R2; Windows Server 2012; Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, and Arm64 editions of Windows.
    • Also installs on Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Vista SP2, and Windows Server 2008 SP2 to support applications built using the Visual C++ 2017, and Visual C++ 2015 tools.
    • At least 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB if running on a virtual machine)
    • At least 50 MB free disk space
  • System requirements for VC++ 2012, 2013

    • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and above, Windows Server 2003 and above, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows XP
    • At least 512 MB RAM
    • 50 MB of available hard disk space
    • 5400 RPM hard drive
    • DirectX 9-capable video card running at 1024 x 768 or higher display resolution
  • System requirements for VC++ 2010

    • Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions, Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and above
  • System requirements for VC++ 2005, 2008

    • Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7 and above, Windows Vista

What is Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable?

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is a runtime library for running applications that Microsoft developers develop in Visual C++ language.

VC++ Redistributable is just like Java Runtime Environment and .NET Framework. You need to install JRE to run programs developed in Java and .NET Framework to run apps.

Finding Visual C++ Redistributable in Installed Programs
VC++ Redistributable installed

When you create certain apps or programs using Visual C++, the redistributable packages are installed automatically. Some developers pre-package the runtime libraries inside their software setups. Alternatively, you can download them manually. I am providing you with the links to download the redistributable packages below.

If you use the same version of Microsoft Visual C++ to create multiple apps, then all the apps created with the same version of Microsoft Visual C++ need only one redistributable package.

When do you need the redistributable?

If you have any software or program that needs the Visual C++ Redistributable, then you must install it. Otherwise, there isn’t any use of the Microsoft VC++ Redistributable.

These packages are not resource-intensive, so the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable won’t take up much space on your hard drive.

Note: Visual Studio versions since Visual Studio 2015 share the same redistributable files. This means you only need to install a single redistributable to run programs built with Visual Studio 2022, 2019, 2017 and 2015.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2022 Redistributable

Applications created with Visual Studio 2022 require C++ runtime 2022. If you are prompted with a missing DLL when running an app or program, try installing Visual C++ 2022 from these direct download links:

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2022:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable

Applications created with Visual Studio 2019 (Version 16.0) require this redistributable library to be installed in the system. If you have Visual Studio 2019 installed on your system, the runtime library is also installed to run the programs.

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2019:

  • Windows 11 21H2 or higher
  • Windows 10 1703 or higher (Home, Professional, Education, Enterprise (LTSC and S are not supported))
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1 (Core, Professional, and Enterprise)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, and Datacenter)
  • Windows 7 SP (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable

Applications created with Visual Studio 2017 (Version 15.0) require C++ runtime 2017. If you have an application that is giving an error about MSVCR150.dll or MSVCP150.dll missing, you should install this version of Visual C++ 2017 redistributable.

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2017:

  • Windows 11 21H2 or higher
  • Windows 10 1507 or higher (Home, Professional, Education, Enterprise (LTSC and S are not supported))
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows 8.1 (Core, Professional, Enterprise)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Essentials, Standard, Datacenter)
  • Windows 7 SP1 (Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, Ultimate)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable

Applications created with Visual Studio 2015 (Version 14.0) require C++ runtime 2015. If you have an application that is giving an error about MSVCR140.dll or MSVCP140.dll missing, you should install this version of Visual C++ 2015 redistributable.

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2015:

  • Windows 11 21H2 or higher
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later

Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable

Applications created with Visual Studio 2013 (Version 12.0) require C++ 2013 runtime. If you have an application that is giving an error about MSVCR120.dll or MSVCP120.dll missing, you should install this version of Visual C++ 2013 redistributable.

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2013:

  • Windows 11 21H2 or higher
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later

Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable

Applications created with Visual Studio 2012 (Version 11.0) require C++ runtime 2012. If you have an application that is giving an error about MSVCR110.dll or MSVCP110.dll missing, you should install this version of Visual C++ 2012 redistributable.

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2012:

  • Windows 11 21H2 or higher
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable

Applications created with Visual Studio 2010 (Version 10.0) require C++ runtime 2010. If you have an application that shows an error about MSVCR100.dll or MSVCP100.dll missing, you should install this version of Visual C++ 2010 redistributable.

As of July 14, 2020, Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 is no longer supported.

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2010:

  • Windows 11 21H2 or higher
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM or later
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later (all editions)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

Applications created with Visual Studio 2008 (Version 9.0) require C++ runtime 2008. If you have an application that shows an error about MSVCR90.dll or MSVCP90.dll missing, you should install this version of Visual C++ 2008 redistributable.

As of April 10, 2018, Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 is no longer supported.

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2008:

  • Windows 11 21H2 and later
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

As of April 12, 2016, Microsoft no longer offers extended support for Visual Studio 2005.

Here is a list of the supported operating systems for Visual C++ Redistributable 2005:

  • Windows 11 21H2 and later
  • Windows 10
  • Windows 8
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista

All-in-One Visual C++ Installers

If you are not comfortable installing Visual C++ redistributables one by one and want to install all of them, you should try out all-in-one Visual C++ installers. Here we list the best ones:

All in One Visual C++ Runtimes Installer

We have released our own all in one Visual C++ runtimes installer. This is a small executable that automatically downloads and installs all Visual C++ runtimes including 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2015 – 2022 installers.

The unique feature of this installer is that it automatically downloads and installs the latest run-times directly from Microsoft (using Chocolatey).

All in One Visual C Runtimes Installer
All in One Visual C Runtimes Installer
  1. Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables (All Versions) 1  All in One Visual C++ Runtimes Installer (1.2 KiB, 527 hits)

  2. Run the installer. It will ask for administrative privileges.
  3. Wait for a while for the installer to download and install all runtimes one by one.

At the end, the installer will share the list of programs installed by the installer.

Installed packages by All in One VC Runtimes Installer
Installed packages by All in One VC Runtimes Installer

Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One

Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One comes as a zip file with all versions of VC++ included and a simple batch file. Download it from the link below, unzip it to a folder and run install_all.bat. This will install all the redistributables from version 2005 to 2019.

All the installs are silent and do not require user intervention. The script does not restart Windows by itself. You’ll need to restart the computer once the installation is done.

Download Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One

Visual C++ Runtime Installer (All-In-One) v56

Visual C++ Runtime Installer (All-In-One) is a single executable that includes all Visual C++ libraries built-in.

Download Visual C++ Runtime Installer (All-in-One)

RuntimePack

RuntimePack solves the problem of figuring out which Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package you need as well as numerous DLL and OCX files that might be missing or not properly registered, causing Windows errors.

RuntimePack is a single executable that will install all the VC++ runtimes on your computer.

Download RuntimePack

Visual C++ Redistributable installation guide

Download and install any Visual C++ redistributable runtime library package that is easy. It’s like downloading the setup from below given the direct download links and then running the installer. Every installation step is self-explanatory. You can have multiple redistributable runtime packages installed on your computer.

  1. Select your architecture and download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable from the links above.

  2. Then open its installer. The window will open and ask you to accept the terms and then click on the Install button.

    Begin installation
    Begin installation
  3. The package installation will now begin on your system. Once complete, click Close. If asked to restart the computer , then click Restart.

    Restart computer or close the installation wizard
    Restart computer or close the installation wizard

Silent Installation

You can also install Visual C++ Redistributable in silent mode. The installer comes with a “/q” switch that can be used to run the VC++ installer in silent mode using the command line.

There are two ways to run the installer with the “/q” switch. One is to create a shortcut of the downloaded setup file and append “/q /norestart” at the end of the target field in shortcut properties.

VC Redistributable silent install shortcut
VC Redistributable silent install shortcut

The second way is to run the installer from the command line. Here is an example of how I ran the installer in quiet mode:

C:\Users\Usman\Downloads\vc_redist.x64.exe /q /norestart

Uninstall the Visual C++ Packages

The Uninstallation of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages is the same as you do with any other program. You can uninstall the packages from Programs and Features. To uninstall the package, follow the steps below:

  1. Open Apps and Features (Windows key + X + F) [Programs and Features in Windows 7]
  2. Search for Visual C++
  3. Select the installed program you want to uninstall
  4. Press the Uninstall button.
Uninstalling Visual C package
Uninstall Visual C package

You may want to ask if it is OK to uninstall any Visual C++ package? My answer is simple; uninstall it if it is necessary. Otherwise, leave it, as multiple versions do not take up a lot of disk space and only provide additional functionality when needed.

Can’t Install Visual C++ Redistributable?

If you get the following error while running vc_redist.x64.exe or vc_redist.x86.exe, it means you already have an installation of VC++ pending on your computer. Please uninstall and proceed with the new installation.

Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Setup Failed 0x80070666

To get past this error, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download Visual C++ redistributable again.

  2. Run an elevated Command Prompt.

  3. Change the directory to the one which has the “vc_redist.x64.exe” file. For example, I downloaded it in my Downloads folder.

    cd C:\Users\<Username>\Downloads\
  4. Then, run the uninstaller:

    vc_redist.x64.exe /uninstall

Has this article answered all the questions you have about Microsoft Visual C++ redistributables? Now is it easy to download packages from one place? We would love to know your thoughts in the comments below :-)

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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables are a package of libraries (files and resources) necessary for running programs developed with Microsoft Visual C++. These components include the C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, MFC, C++ AMP, and OpenMP libraries. Without these components, Visual C++ programs wouldn't be able to access resources to run properly.

Price Currency: USD

Operating System: Windows

Application Category: Developer Tools

Editor's Rating:
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Pros

  • Many Windows applications require these code libraries to run. These libraries are developed, tested, supported, and updated by Microsoft, which makes them a reliable option for both software developers and users.
  • Redistributables offer a single installation on a user’s computer that multiple programs can use simultaneously.

Cons

  • Not all programs use the same versions of the code libraries, so it is common to have multiple versions installed simultaneously on Windows .
  • When programs are updated or uninstalled, they typically do not uninstall the redistributables, and there’s no easy way to know which ones your machine requires.
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38 comments

  • lino

    Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 X64 Minimum Runtime Error i need help

  • Shayma

    Is microsoft c++ important or needed for normal day operations? If I don’t want to install this redistributable, will it have any impact on me?

  • Tatenda
    Tatenda

    I downloaded and installed the *Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One*, trying to solve the “0xc000007b error” on my game (Pes17) but still not working am I missing something. Pliz help????

    • Peter Anthony Pepple
      Peter Anthony Pepple

      Hello Tatenda, have you downloaded and installed direct X11 or direct X9 ?………..if you install any of the following alongside the Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One installer with your Net framework 2.0 and 3.0 your problem will definitely be solved……I hope this helps

  • Deodatta Sadashiv Kulkarni
    Deodatta Sadashiv Kulkarni

    The information given in this article is very good. I want to know that where visual c++ 2017 is downloaded on the drives of laptop? Other downloaders for eg ‘Visual Studio 2019’ ask where to download. I searched all drives but could not find it. Thank You.

  • Dennis

    I get this message when double clicking on a C++ executable built with VS 2008 (version 9): “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail.”. It is a Windows 10 machine. The executable with associated files from VS was copied from another Windows 10 machine that probably had the VS 2008 on it. The Windows 10 machine on which this message appears has the 2010, 2013, AND 2017 Redistributables on it. Would the 2008 Redistributable correct this error if downloaded and if downloaded will it be usable on a Windows 10 machine? Should it be downloaded into the folder in which the executable resides? Thx.

    • Usman Khurshid
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      Usman Khurshid

      You will need to download and install VC++ 2008 version. Just copying the files will not work.

      • Dennis Petry
        Dennis Petry

        I noticed on the download page for VC++ 2008 Redistributable that under System Requirements that Windows 10 OS is not listed as a supported operating system. Will the package still work on a Windows 10 machine?

        • Guru

          Windows 10 is kind of build on top of the Windows 7, that means it will work anyways.

        • Usman Khurshid
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          Usman Khurshid

          Yes, I can confirm that it’s installed and running on my Windows 10 Version 2004 system.

  • Mark

    Please Help! I am trying to install Sony Vegas Video 9 on Windows 7×64, but it keeps asking for the 2005 vcredist.msi file. I have downloaded it from the internet, but it keeps trying to download it from Microsoft’s website, and that file has been removed. Does anyone know where I can get the 2005 standalone offline installer in the .msi format (which doesn’t point to Microsoft’s website)?

    Thank you!

  • Bonnie

    im getting the error 0x80070661 please help i dont know how to fix it

  • lexus

    vcredist_x64_2008_sp1_x64.exe
    Where can I find it.
    When I click on the link giving all I get is an error.

  • Akura Nakashi
    Akura Nakashi

    Which error do you had? Typical error is you have more recent version.

  • Akura Nakashi
    Akura Nakashi

    If you have 32 bit system, install just x86. If you have 64 bit system, install x86 and x64.

  • Michael Jason Santos
    Michael Jason Santos

    vcredist _x64_2008_sp1_x64.exe where can i find this?

  • SpotBR

    Version 2019 replaced in my PC version 2015 and 2017, don’t need to keep backup of 2015/17 versions install only 2019? a guy mentioned the 2008/10 SP1 versions and adds a link, should i just install them? or should I install the main link too?, thanks for all links guys.

    • Akura Nakashi
      Akura Nakashi

      I suggest you install 2015 and 2017 versions before 2019, even though 2019 replace the two previous. Good have all libraries, so try install 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 with links in post. Remember restart system every install. Note: SP means Service Pack, they are some updates in one install package.

  • anon

    Thanks to this, I’m too lazy to backtrack Microsoft for VC++. Good thing you maintain this thread well.

  • anon

    late reply. Use the x64 since you have 64-bit OS.
    .
    Only use x86 if you have 32-bit OS.

    • Akura Nakashi
      Akura Nakashi

      @anon, remember x64 OS supports 32-bit and 64-bit applications, so you need install 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Visual C++ to support all applications platform. x86 OS just support 32-bit applications, so you can install just 32-bit applications.

  • anon

    Late reply. Redistributables will never have final versions. You need to downloads the ones you need depending on your software. For me, I just download all whenever I could. You never know when you want to run an oldschool software and out of internet.

  • Anon

    Late reply, but let this be a lesson for you and other people. Redistributables doesn’t have to be the latest. Being indated or outdated doesn’t matter. Softwares will only use a certain redistributable when it was built/intended for use. Even up-to-date softwares that have been around for long and uses legacy (inherits the past versions for compatability) options may still use older redistributable.

    Remember:
    outdate != obsolete
    latest != always great

    • Usman Khurshid
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      Usman Khurshid

      Anon, Thanks a lot for the great explanation. You nailed it :)

  • i2NDT Claudio
    i2NDT Claudio

    after having installed the last version can I uninstall the older ones of I must keep all of them?

    • Akura Nakashi
      Akura Nakashi

      I recommend to keep it. If software requires a specific version, try install it.

    • Usman Khurshid
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      Usman Khurshid

      That depends upon your requirement. If software requires a specific version of VC++ then you will need to keep that installed in your computer. In normal circumstances, we would install the latest one only.

  • Lori Champagne
    Lori Champagne

    Can these be installed silently?

    • Usman Khurshid
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      Usman Khurshid

      Yes, you can run the installer with /q switch. For example,
      C:\Users\Usman\Downloads\VC_redist.x64.exe /q

  • Wei Shén
    Wei Shén

    After upgrading to 64 bit version of windows 10,I get this message everytime I launch a game 0xc000007b.I searched for 4 damn days for a solution and finally found the best solution here.Most of the websites don’t mention about downloading “BOTH 32 bit and 64 bit VERSIONS” OF Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages(ALL VERSIONS) ON A 64 bit system.But here I found it.Now the games are running fine.
    *Just Re-name the files before downloading to clear up confusions.

    • Tatenda
      Tatenda

      What’s up bro, I’m having the same problem but for me it didn’t work I downloaded and installed the “Visual C++ Redistributable Runtimes All-in-One”

    • Gnana

      do we need to install all the packages available here?

      • Usman Khurshid
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        Usman Khurshid

        Not all. Just the redistributable you need but you need to install 32-bit and 64-bit both versions according to WEI SHÉN.

  • V S Rawat
    V S Rawat

    1. Only if you had given the version name and filesize on the page, we could have confirmed whether this is the version we are looking for, or we already have it.

    2. there are updates, like for 2005 there is SP1 and for 2010 there is SP1, but those are not mentioned above. please find out and tell whether the above download will suffice, or if updates are required, why don’t you consider listing them also for download

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