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Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (All Versions)

Visual C++ Redistributable is required by programs and games created in Microsoft Visual Studio (VC++ IDE). Visual C++ redistributables work as common system DLLs (Dynamic Link Libraries) and can be called by any program.

If you are in a hurry and want to install the latest Visual C++ runtimes, you can go directly to the latest download links here.

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 (Using the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment).

There are many Microsoft Redistributable packages installed on your system. You can view them by going to the Control Panel/Programs/Apps and Features. And in the list of installed programs, you will see that there is more than one package of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

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 built with .NET Framework.

Finding Visual C++ Redistributable in Installed Programs

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. Or you can download them manually. I am providing you with the Links to download the Redistributable packages.

If you are using the same version of Microsoft Visual C++ to create multiple apps, then all the apps created with the same version of Microsoft Visual C++ needs one Redistributable package for all.

When you need Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

If you have any software or program that needs the Visual C++ Redistributable, then you need them otherwise, there isn’t any use of the Microsoft VC++ Redistributable.

These packages are not so heavy on your System Resources, so the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable won’t take much space on your System.

The Latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables

If you are looking to install the latest Visual C++ redistributables, the following updates are the latest supported Visual C++ redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019.

For 32-bit Systems: vc_redist.x86.exe

For 64-bit Systems: vc_redist.x64.exe

For ARM64 Systems: vc_redist.arm64.exe

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.

Download Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable 32-bit

Download Visual C++ 2019 Redistributable 64-bit

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.

Download Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable 32-bit

Download Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable 64-bit

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.

Download Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 in all languages [32-bit + 64-bit]

Download Visual C++ Redistributable 2015 Update 3 full installer [32-bit + 64-bit]

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.

Download Visual C++ Redistributable 2013 in all languages [32-bit +64-bit]

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.

Download Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Update 5 in all languages [32-bit + 64-bit] (Requires signing in with your Microsoft account)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable

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

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x86)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable MFC Security Update

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable

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

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x64)

Download Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable MFC Update (x86 + x64)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

Download Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86)

Download Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)

All in One Visual C++ Installers

If you are not comfortable to install 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:

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 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

Features

  • The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable expands the features of your System related to multimedia.
  • It helps you to install the components automatically which are required by many Apps, Games, and Programs to run.
  • And the Apps which are written in C++ language, the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable helps them to work and run properly.
  • Each Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package isn’t more than 20 MB in size.

Installation

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.

  • Select your architecture and download the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable from the links below.
  • Then open its Installer. The window will open and ask you to accept the terms and then click on the Install button.
    Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (All Versions) 1
  • It will take 4-5 seconds to install into your System.
    Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (All Versions) 2
  • After installation completes, a window will appear that tells you that you have successfully installed the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable on your System.
    Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (All Versions) 3

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.

There are two ways to run the installer with /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
Installed Visual C package

You may want to ask is it 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 that you already have an installation of VC++ pending on your computer. Please remove the current installation to proceed with the new install.

Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable Setup Failed 0x80070666

To get past this error, follow the instructions below:

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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  • Deodatta Sadashiv Kulkarni April 15, 2021, 9:29 PM

    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 August 26, 2020, 1:39 AM

    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 August 26, 2020, 3:53 PM

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

      • Dennis Petry August 27, 2020, 1:59 AM

        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?

        • Usman Khurshid August 27, 2020, 2:27 PM

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

        • Guru November 14, 2020, 1:04 PM

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

  • Mark March 25, 2020, 5:38 AM

    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 January 5, 2020, 5:28 AM

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

  • lexus November 29, 2019, 11:00 AM

    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 November 22, 2019, 6:53 PM

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

  • Akura Nakashi November 22, 2019, 6:22 PM

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

  • Michael Jason Santos October 7, 2019, 11:09 AM

    vcredist _x64_2008_sp1_x64.exe where can i find this?

  • SpotBR September 30, 2019, 11:12 PM

    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 November 22, 2019, 6:43 PM

      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.

  • SagePtr June 13, 2019, 8:40 PM
  • anon May 15, 2019, 2:16 PM

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

  • anon May 15, 2019, 2:14 PM

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

    • Akura Nakashi November 22, 2019, 7:00 PM

      @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 May 15, 2019, 2:13 PM

    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 May 15, 2019, 2:11 PM

    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 May 16, 2019, 2:59 PM

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

  • i2NDT Claudio January 12, 2019, 12:19 PM

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

    • Usman Khurshid January 16, 2019, 3:50 PM

      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.

    • Akura Nakashi November 22, 2019, 6:50 PM

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

  • Lori Champagne November 29, 2018, 3:25 AM

    Can these be installed silently?

    • Usman Khurshid November 29, 2018, 9:57 PM

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

  • Wei Shén August 2, 2018, 3:12 PM

    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.

    • Gnana August 12, 2018, 11:26 AM

      do we need to install all the packages available here?

      • Usman Khurshid August 13, 2018, 10:48 AM

        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 June 18, 2018, 11:12 AM

    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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