Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (All Versions)

Microsoft ecosystem includes Visual Studio which is used for developing applications used for Windows Operating System. Microsoft Visual C++ is one programming language that can be used to develop applications.

However, to run applications built in Visual C++, users need to install Visual C++ runtime libraries. In this article, we will discuss the importance of these redistributable runtime packages, how to install them and the direct download links.

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.

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.
  • And 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.
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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

Choose your version for Redistributable according to your Windows version. The runtime library setup is different for 32bit and 64bit versions of Windows. If you are using 32-bit Windows, then download only 32-bit Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. And if you have installed 64-bit Windows, then you need to download both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable.

The redistributable selection depends upon the program you are trying to run, is it developed using a specific version of the Visual Studio or it can run using any runtime package. For your ease, we will list down each error which you get when a specific version of VC++ is not installed. This will help you decide which version to download.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2019

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 vs_redist.x86.exe 2019 32-bit

Download vs_redist.x64.exe 2019 64-bit

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017

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 vs_redist.x86.exe 2017 32-bit

Download vs_redist.x64.exe 2017 64-bit

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015

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++ Redistributable 2013

Applications created with Visual Studio 2013 (Version 12.0) require C++ runtime 2013. 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++ Redistributable 2012

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

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010

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++ Redistributable 2008

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++ Redistributable 2005

Download vcredist_x86.exe redistributable (x86)

Download vcredist_x64.exe redistributable (x64)

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. We list the best ones here:

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

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 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. You should 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:

  • Download Visual C++ redistributable again.
  • Open Command Prompt.
  • Change the directory to the one which has vc_redist.x64.exe file. For example, I downloaded it in my Downloads folder.
    cd C:\Users\Usman\Downloads\
  • 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 the packages from one place? We would love to know your thoughts in the comments below :-)

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54 thoughts on “Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (All Versions)”

    • 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

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  1. 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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  2. correction: not for 2005, but updates are for 2008 and 2010.

    Also, you should have mentioned exact file name and vc++ redistributable name with which MS provides these files on their website. people might be unnecessarily having duplicate files and try to install them just because you changed the name of everything.

    shabby presentation. please improve.

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    • VS Ravat Bro please help me I play Matrix path of neo 3-5 minutes and police come he say freeze and I punch and kick the police game freeze
      Microsoft visual c++ runtime library error how to fix this error freind

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  3. 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.

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    • 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.

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  4. Thanks for the drivers! But the 2015 32-bit won’t work. I have a 64-bit Windows 10 Enterprise HP laptop. Can you help me with that?

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      • @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.

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    • 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.

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    • if you dont want to have Runtime Errors, leave them, they dont get much of your hard drive space anyway. for example, in order to install WAMP, you need to have them all installed.

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  5. Thank you. Versions C++ are missing from Microsoft website…So I really appreciate you having these on hand for download. Thank you, again !!

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  6. 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.

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    • 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.

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  7. 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!

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  8. 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.

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