Download Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable (All Versions)

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Microsoft ecosystem includes Visual Studio which is used for developing applications used for Windows Operating System. Microsoft Visual C++ is one programming language which can be used to develop applications in. But to run applications build 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 the library that is having components which are required by many Applications to run, and the Apps which you develop on Visual C++ require components of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable. These packages are used to run the contents that are developed or written in the C++ programming language.

There are many Microsoft Redistributable packages installed on your System. You can view them by going to 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 the Links for downloading 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 are having any software or program 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 much 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

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

Visual C++ Redistributables Direct Download Links

Choose your version for Redistributable according to your Windows version. The runtime libraries 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.

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, most probably, the runtime library is also installed for running 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 which 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 which is giving an error about MSVCR140.dll or MSVCP140.dll missing, you should install this version of Visual C++ 2015 redistributable.

Download vs_redist.x86.exe 2015 32-bit

Download vs_redist.x64.exe 2015 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 which is giving an error about MSVCR120.dll or MSVCP120.dll missing, you should install this version of Visual C++ 2013 redistributable.

Download vs_redist.x86.exe 2013 32-bit

Download vs_redist.x64.exe 2013 64-bit

Download for ARM-based devices

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012

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

Download vcredist_86.exe 32-bit

Download vcredist_x64.exe 64-bit

Download for ARM-based devices

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010

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

Download vcredist_x86.exe 32-bit

Download vcredist_x64.exe 64-bit

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008

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

Download vcredist_x86.exe 32-bit

Download vcredist_x64.exe 64-bit

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005

Download vcredist_x86.exe 32-bit

Download vcredist_x64.exe 64-bit

The Uninstallation of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributor is same as you do with any other program. Go to Control Panel/Programs/Apps and Features. And double-click the program you want to uninstall and the program will uninstall.

There are times when you need to download and install all the VC++ runtime packages. You can download all the packages in a zip file from below-given links. Just run run_all.bat and it will install all the runtimes automatically.

  Visual C++ Runtimes All In One (108.8 MiB, 11,722 hits)

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33 Comments

  1. i have a question, i chose to install all in one but will it install 64bit or 32bit version ? or both ? please reply

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

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

    • iTechtics Staff on

      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.

    • 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.

    • iTechtics Staff on

      Jorge can you tell me what is outdated? Please let me know if the new version is available and I’ll put the direct download links here.

  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?

    • 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    • 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
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  7. 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

    • 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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