Microsoft ends Visual C++ Redistributable Chaos

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  1. mood

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    Microsoft ends Visual C++ Redistributable Chaos
    June 23, 2019
    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/23/microsoft-ends-visual-c-redistributable-chaos/
     
  2. Floyd 57

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    Yeah you only need 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2019 versions, 32 and 64 bit, only 12 installations :D

    Tbh these things should come with windows, since they'll be installed anyway by the respective programs
     
  3. roger_m

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    Also, there's ScKu - Software commonly used runtime library. It's a portable tool that lets you install the latest versions of various runtime libraries and DirectX.
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    http://api.pc9.com/down/lmsrc/scku/Scku.exe
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    ScKu 2.png
    The website is in Chinese, but as you can see from the screenshots, the software is in English.
     
  4. Floyd 57

    Floyd 57 Registered Member

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    Windows 10 already has DirectX 12
     
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    It does, but there is some software which needs DirectX 9.
     
  6. Floyd 57

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    When I clean install 1903 I'll test it :D Cuz I do kinda remember that when I tried to install directx 9 it already told me newer version or equivalent is present, BUT I can't say I'm 100% sure
     
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    It would be nice if they would just clean up this mess altogether with a single installer from Windows Update and update it as needed. I currently have 19 entries in my Apps & features list for this junk.
     
  8. Floyd 57

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    You have seen nothing :D
     
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    https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-download-install-directx-2624489
     
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    Belarc Advisor seems to be confused about this also.
     
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