Install Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes in one go

Melanie Gross
Aug 24, 2012
Updated • Mar 14, 2013
Windows, Windows software

Sometimes when yo try to install or run a program on your Windows system you may get an error message that a component it depends on is missing. This can for instance be the case if you do not have a particular version of the Microsoft .Net Framework or a Visual C++ Runtime installed. Some software developers include the runtimes and frameworks their programs depend on with the installation file, while others do not.

If the latter is the case you are left with the task of hunting down the correct version of the runtime or framework on your own. The error message may reveal additional information about the component that is missing giving you an edge when it comes to finding it online.

The basic idea behind the VC Redist Installer is to provide you with all important Visual C++ runtimes in a single installer.

The program includes the following components:

  • Visual C++ 2005 x86
  • Visual C++ 2005 x64
  • Visual C++ 2008 x86 9.0.30729.6313
  • Visual C++ 2008 x64 9.0.30729.6313
  • Visual C++ 2010 x86 10.0.40219.414
  • Visual C++ 2010 x64 10.0.40219.414
  • Visual C++ 2012 x86 11.0.50727.1
  • Visual C++ 2012 x64 11.0.50727.1
  • Microsoft Visual F Runtime 2.0
  • Older Microsoft Runtimes for older software

The program is regularly updated with the latest versions of the runtimes. Please note that you need to launch the installer with administrative privileges on your system. When you do, you are presented with a list of all included components. Here you can then decided to install all components on the system or use the checkboxes to only install the components that you are looking for. The VC Redist Installer ships with all components included so that it is perfectly suited for offline installations.

You can alternatively run the program with the /VERYSILENT switch for a silent installation of all components that it includes. The program does not check for updates automatically, which means that you need to check the author's homepage from time to time to see if there is an update for the program available.


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  1. jacky said on September 17, 2017 at 1:23 am

    very nice, thanks!

  2. Faisal said on October 24, 2015 at 6:28 am

    This has viruses. Norton blocked all the sub installs.

  3. Transcontinental said on August 25, 2012 at 9:40 am
  4. Rotharsis said on August 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

    It’s a fact that we have to earn money somehow. I have never experienced a site like that before though. Thank you Dukislav, Xetal, for your trouble. Through your links I was finally able to download the file. :)

  5. xetal said on August 25, 2012 at 1:31 am

    to adfly haters and with problematic download, direct download links seems to be:

  6. gadgets said on August 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    very nice, thanks!

  7. Rotharsis said on August 24, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Seems to be a false link. Very dodgy site if you ask me ;) I found no mention of the software you reviewed… And no I don’t want to download Babylon Toolbar.

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