The Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 runtime redistributable package installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries, which required to run applications developed with Visual C++ 2010 on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2010 installed. Visual C++ 2010 is released as part of Visual Studio 2010.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributable package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries as shared DLLs in %windir%\system32.

Most application programs that requires Visual C+ 2010 runtime libraries will likely include the package to install automatically together with the application. In case it’s not packaged or included, here’s the direct download links to 32-bit (x86), 64-bit (x64) and ia64 versions of Visual C++ 2010 runtime redist packages.

32-bit (x86): VCRedist_x86.exe
64-bit (x64): VCRedist_x64.exe
ia64: VCRedist_ia64.exe

Visual C++ 2010 Runtime requires Windows 7; Windows Server 2003 R2; Windows Server 2003 SP2; Windows Server 2008 R2; Windows Server 2008 SP2; Windows Vista SP2; or Windows XP SP3. It also requires computer that has a 900 MHz or faster processor with 128 MB RAM and 25 MB of available hard disk space.

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