Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package Download links

This article is about Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package Download links, what they do and why they required. We also explain you how to repair or reinstall the Visual C++ Redistributable packages with simple steps.

Microsoft Visual C++ is an integrated development environment used to create Windows applications in the different programming languages like C, C++. These packages are used to run the contents that are developed or written in the C++ programming language.

The Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable expands the features of the system related to multimedia. In addition, it also helps you to install the components automatically which are required by many applications, games and programs to run. Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable helps the application which are written in C++ language to work and run properly.

In this article, we are providing the direct download links for all the versions of the C++ Redistributable package both for the 32 bit as well as for the 64 bit Windows Operating System. If you have 32 bit version of the Operating System installed, you can install only the 32 bit files by clicking on the links. If the 64 bit version is installed in the computer, you can install both the 32 as well as the 64 bit versions of the Redistributable files.

Quick Note:  Before you go through below installation steps recommended to create a System Restore point first.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package Download links

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2005

32 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/3/4/d342efa6-3266-4157-a2ec-5174867be706/vcredist_x86.exe

64 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/1/4/914851c6-9141-443b-bdb4-8bad3a57bea9/vcredist_x64.exe

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2008

32 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/1/1116b75a-9ec3-481a-a3c8-1777b5381140/vcredist_x86.exe

64 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/d/2/4/d242c3fb-da5a-4542-ad66-f9661d0a8d19/vcredist_x64.exe

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2010

32 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/B/C/5BC5DBB3-652D-4DCE-B14A-475AB85EEF6E/vcredist_x86.exe

64 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/3/2/2/3224B87F-CFA0-4E70-BDA3-3DE650EFEBA5/vcredist_x64.exe

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2012

32 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/B/16B06F60-3B20-4FF2-B699-5E9B7962F9AE/VSU3/vcredist_x86.exe

64 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/6/B/16B06F60-3B20-4FF2-B699-5E9B7962F9AE/VSU3/vcredist_x64.exe

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2013

32 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/E/6/2E61CFA4-993B-4DD4-91DA-3737CD5CD6E3/vcredist_x86.exe

64 bit:

http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/E/6/2E61CFA4-993B-4DD4-91DA-3737CD5CD6E3/vcredist_x64.exe

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2015

32 bit:

https://download.microsoft.com/download/9/3/F/93FCF1E7-E6A4-478B-96E7-D4B285925B00/vc_redist.x86.exe

64 bit:

https://download.microsoft.com/download/9/3/F/93FCF1E7-E6A4-478B-96E7-D4B285925B00/vc_redist.x64.exe

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2017

32 bit:

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746571

64 bit:

https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=746572

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable 2019

32 bit:

https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe

64 bit:

https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe

Note: Versions 2015, 2017 & 2019 all share the same redistributable files.

In detail, installing the Visual C++ 2019 redistributable will affect programs built with Visual C++ 2015 and 2017 also. However, installing the Visual C++ 2015 redistributable will not replace the newer versions of the files installed by the Visual C++ 2017 and 2019 redistributables.

Refer this link for more information.

Sometimes, if any of the files related to the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable package got damaged or corrupted, the application that are using the package, may not work. In that case, it is required to repair or re install the Visual C++ Redistributable files.

To Repair or Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files, follow the below resolution steps:

  1. Press Windows logo + R keys on the keyboard to open Run window, type appwiz.cpl and press enter to open the list of the installed application.

2. Locate the Visual C++ Redistributable packages, you will find a list of all of them at a place. Select the one you wish to Repair or Re install.

3. Then select the option to Repair or Uninstall. If the Repair prompts any error, uninstall all the versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable packages and re install them. The download links for the same are provided in this article.

4. Once after installing all the files, reboot the computer. The application that are using the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package should work fine this time.

Conclusion:

To avoid an issues with the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package in future, try to install the Windows Updates regularly and make sure that computer is up to date. We suggest you to keep Antivirus software updated. And do not install any unknown or free application in the computer. For further support, leave comments or ask more on Forum.

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Sameer is a BE graduate in ECE and has an immense interest in following Windows, Office and other technology developments. He's also a person who enjoys writing about technology related to the geek world.

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