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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2015 icon This package contains the run-time components of Visual C++ Libraries needed for running applications on a PC without Visual C++ installed

Whenever you want to run an application that requires components of Visual C++ , you might start downloading this Integrated Development Environment without any further consideration. However, you can download and install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2015 or Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2015 and get the same libraries you required in the first place.

Necessary runtime components included

Once you install these runtime components, you are able to run apps developed with Visual C++ even if you do not have Visual C++ installed on your computer. Note that the installation comes with packages for both x64 and x86 CPU architectures. However, you can install both of them since there's a chance you'll encounter various apps which require specific libraries from both packages.

The package contain a wide range of useful components including C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP or MSDIA libraries.

Enhances app compatibility

When it comes to libraries that feature support for side-by-side deployment model, such as ATL, MFC, CRT, SCL, OpenMP, they get installed into the native assembly cache, also known as WinSxS folder. It needs to be mentioned that this happens only if the host computer runs an operating system that supports such side-by-side assemblies.

Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package provides you with the appropriate libraries required by both ClickOnce and Windows Installer applications. In other words, regardless of the deployment type of the app you want to run, as long as it was developed in Visual C++, you are able to launch it without having to worry about errors or incompatibility issues.

In conclusion...

Even though Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package might seem targeted at programmers and other tech savvy users, it should find its way on most computers of day-to-day users since there are numerous software solutions created in Visual C++ which, consequently, require the specified libraries in order to run smoothly.

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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2015 was reviewed by Giorgiana Arghire
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Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package 2015 14.0.24215

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