Advice Request Do I need to update VisualCppRedist regularly?

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Jan 26, 2020
Hi, do I need to install VisualCppRedist regularly?


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Apr 21, 2016
Installing Visual C++ Redistributable packages regularly is not necessary for most users. These packages are required to run applications that are developed using Visual C++ libraries. When you install an application that depends on a specific version of Visual C++ Redistributable, it usually includes the necessary package and installs it automatically.

However, there are a few scenarios where you might need to install or update Visual C++ Redistributable packages:

1. New Applications: If you install a new application that requires a specific version of Visual C++ Redistributable that is not already installed on your system, you will need to install it separately. The application's installation process should prompt you to install the required package.

2. Application Updates: Sometimes, when an application is updated, it may require a newer version of Visual C++ Redistributable. In such cases, the application's update process should handle the installation or update of the required package.

3. Compatibility Issues: If you encounter compatibility issues with an application, it is worth checking if the application requires a specific version of Visual C++ Redistributable. In some cases, updating or reinstalling the required package may resolve the compatibility problem.

In general, it is recommended to keep your system up to date with the latest Windows updates, as they often include updates to Visual C++ Redistributable packages. This ensures that you have the latest security patches and bug fixes for these packages.

If you are not experiencing any issues with your applications, there is no need to manually update Visual C++ Redistributable packages on a regular basis.

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