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MS Visual Studio - Is it needed

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    MS Visual Studio - Is it needed


    Looking at the installed programs on my Win 8.1 64-bit laptop I have several "Visual Studio" and "Visual C++" entries when I look at installed programs.
    I am highly unlikely to ever need, or use these programs. Could I safely uninstall them? See below screenshot for the list of files I refer to.

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    Windows 8.1 Enterprise


    Microsoft Visual Studio Redistributables are indirectly installed by applications.
    These applications which installed them depend on these packages.

    The year of the package depends on which Visual Studio version has been used to compile the program itself.
    So no it's not safe to remove them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Addictive Gamer View Post
    Microsoft Visual Studio Redistributables are indirectly installed by applications.
    These applications which installed them depend on these packages.

    The year of the package depends on which Visual Studio version has been used to compile the program itself.
    So no it's not safe to remove them.
    Thanks for the explanation .. I'll leave them alone
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