Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Latest Supported Downloads

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The Visual C++ Redistributable installs Microsoft C and C++ (MSVC) runtime libraries. These libraries are required by many applications built by using Microsoft C and C++ tools. If your app uses those libraries, a Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package must be installed on the target system before you install your app. The Redistributable package architecture must match your app's target architecture. The Redistributable version must be at least as recent as the MSVC build toolset used to build your app. We recommend you use the latest Redistributable available for your version of Visual Studio, with some exceptions noted below.

For details on how to install and redistribute Visual Studio components, please see Redistributing Visual C++ Files.

Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022

This table lists the latest supported English (en-US) Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, and 2022. The latest supported version has the most recent implemented C++ features, security, reliability and performance improvements. It also includes the latest C++ standard language and library standards conformance updates. We recommend you install this version for all applications created using Visual Studio 2015, 2017, 2019, or 2022.

Download additional languages and versions, including for long term servicing release channels (LTSC), from my.visualstudio.com.

Architecture Link Notes
ARM64 https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.arm64.exe Permalink for latest supported ARM64 version
X86 https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe Permalink for latest supported x86 version
X64 https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe Permalink for latest supported x64 version. To make it easy to install required Visual C++ ARM64 binaries when the X64 redistributable is installed on an ARM64 device, the X64 redistributable package contains both ARM64 and X64 binaries

Notes

  • Visual Studio versions since Visual Studio 2015 share the same redistributable files. For example, the latest Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable can be used by apps built using the Visual Studio 2015, 2017, or 2019 toolsets. However, the version of the Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable installed on the machine must be the same or higher than the version of the Visual C++ toolset used to create your application. For more information about which version of the Redistributable to install, see Determining Which DLLs to Redistribute.

  • Windows XP Support: Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. While the current version of the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015-2019 only supports Windows Vista, 7, 8.1, 10, and 11, older versions of the C++ Redistributable can be installed on Windows XP. The last version of the C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015-2019 that works on Windows XP shipped in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 (file versions starting with 14.27). The redistributable file is available in the my.visualstudio.com Downloads section, as Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2019 - Version 16.7. To download the files, select the platform and language you need, and then choose the Download button.

Visual Studio 2013 (VC++ 12.0)

These links download the latest supported en-US Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2013. You can download additional versions and languages from Update for Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Package or from my.visualstudio.com.

Architecture Version Link
X86 12.0.40664.0 vcredist_x86.exe
X64 12.0.40664.0 vcredist_x64.exe

Other versions

Visual Studio 2012 (VC++ 11.0) Update 4

These links download the latest supported en-US Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4. You can download additional versions and languages from Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 or from my.visualstudio.com.

Architecture Version Link
X86 11.0.61030.0 en_visual_cpp_redistributable_for_visual_studio_2012_update_4_x86_3161523.exe
X64 11.0.61030.0 en_visual_cpp_redistributable_for_visual_studio_2012_update_4_x64_3161523.exe

Visual Studio 2010 (VC++ 10.0) SP1 (no longer supported)

Note

Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 reached end of extended support on July 14, 2020

Architecture Version Link
X86 10.0.40219.1 vcredist_x86.exe
X64 10.0.40219.1 vcredist_x64.exe

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Visual Studio 2008 (VC++ 9.0) SP1 (no longer supported)

Note

Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 reached end of extended support on April 10, 2018

Architecture Version Link
X86 9.0.30729.5677 vcredist_x86.exe
X64 9.0.30729.5677 vcredist_x64.exe

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