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Article ID: 2019667 - Last Review: September 2, 2014 - Revision: 14.0

Summary

Because there have been several downloads related to VC++ over the years, it can be somewhat difficult to locate which service pack, security patch or redistributable package is the most current version.  This article is designed to provide links to the latest versions of these, saving you the time of searching and comparing dates.

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Visual Studio 2013 (VC++ 12.0):

VC++ Redistributable Packages:

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ 2013 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2013 installed.

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2013

Multibyte MFC Library for Visual Studio 2013

This add-on for Visual Studio 2013 contains the multibyte character set (MBCS) version of the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library.

Visual C++ 2013 Runtime for Sideloaded Windows 8.1 apps

See the VC++ Team Blog entry about this here

Visual Studio 2012 (VC++ 11.0):

VC++ Redistributable Packages:

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ 2012 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2012 installed.

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4

Visual Studio 2010 (VC++ 10.0) SP1:

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 (Installer):

This web installer downloads and installs Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1. An Internet connection is required during installation. Please Note: This installer is for all editions of Visual Studio 2010 (Express, Professional, Premium, Ultimate, Test Professional).

VC++ Redistributable Packages:

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ 2010 SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2010 SP1 installed.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update:

A security issue has been identified leading to MFC application vulnerability your Windows-based system with Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redist.

Visual Studio 2008 (VC++ 9.0) SP1:

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (Installer):

This download installs Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) and the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1. SP1 addresses issues that were found through a combination of customer and partner feedback, as well as internal testing. These service packs offer Visual Studio and .NET Framework users improvements in responsiveness, stability and performance.

VC++ Redistributable Packages:

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 SP1 installed.
These packages install runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system that support side-by-side assemblies.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update:

A security issue has been identified leading to MFC application vulnerability your Windows-based system with Visual C++ 2008 Redist.  The MFC Security Update package has the most current redistributables for VS 2008 SP1. 

Visual Studio 2005 (VC++ 8.0) SP1:

Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite SP1:

This download installs Service Pack 1 for Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 Team Suite. Fixes in this Service Pack include stability, performance and security enhancements made in many areas of the product.

VS2005 SP1 Update for Vista:

The Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1 Update for Windows Vista addresses areas of Visual Studio impacted by Windows Vista enhancements. This update also applies to Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2.

VC++ Redistributable Packages:

The Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ SP1 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2005 SP1 installed.
These packages install runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system that support side-by-side assemblies.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update:

A security issue has been identified leading to MFC application vulnerability your Windows-based system with Visual C++ 2005 Redist.  The MFC Security ErrorScriptUpdate package has the most current redistributables for VS 2005 SP1. 

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Applies to
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Developers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Testers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Architecture Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Suite
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Test Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Premium
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 Update 4
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
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