Windows Update - I don't have Visual Studio!


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Brianm

I recently got this item in my Windows Update list (I don't
automatically install them)

In the "Important" list, Under 'Visual Studio 2010' heading:
'Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
(KB2467173)'

Why would this show up, when I DON'T have Visual Studio installed??
 
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Ed Cryer

Brianm said:
I recently got this item in my Windows Update list (I don't
automatically install them)

In the "Important" list, Under 'Visual Studio 2010' heading:
'Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
(KB2467173)'

Why would this show up, when I DON'T have Visual Studio installed??
It's an update to Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable. Have a look
in your list of installed programs. You'll probably be surprised.

Ed
 
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Andrew Rossmann

I recently got this item in my Windows Update list (I don't
automatically install them)

In the "Important" list, Under 'Visual Studio 2010' heading:
'Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
(KB2467173)'

Why would this show up, when I DON'T have Visual Studio installed??
It's a Redistributable update. The Redistributable contains code that
some programs need to run that were generated by Visual C++ 2010.
Basically, it's DLL's and other bits and pieces that some programs need
and don't build into the .EXE itself.
 
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Mike Barnes

Brianm said:
I recently got this item in my Windows Update list (I don't
automatically install them)

In the "Important" list, Under 'Visual Studio 2010' heading:
'Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
(KB2467173)'

Why would this show up, when I DON'T have Visual Studio installed??
You've installed a product that was developed with Visual Studio and
needs the "redistributable package" to make it work. The redistributable
package was installed as part of the product's installation procedure,
without you noticing.

The key word is "redistributable": Microsoft licenses it to the
developer and also licences the developer to *re*distribute it to the
end user.
 
J

J. P. Gilliver (John)

Mike Barnes said:
You've installed a product that was developed with Visual Studio and
needs the "redistributable package" to make it work. The redistributable
package was installed as part of the product's installation procedure,
without you noticing.

The key word is "redistributable": Microsoft licenses it to the
developer and also licences the developer to *re*distribute it to the
end user.
What Ed Andrew and Mike haven't picked up on is it being under the
"Visual Studio" heading. They're right about what it is and why it's
shown up (you probably _have_ got something that needs Visual C++ 2010
libraries). Microsoft are wrong to list it under Visual Studio 2010.
 
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richard

I recently got this item in my Windows Update list (I don't
automatically install them)

In the "Important" list, Under 'Visual Studio 2010' heading:
'Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
(KB2467173)'

Why would this show up, when I DON'T have Visual Studio installed??
Yes you do.
Go into control panel and look at programs and features.
I'll bet you'll find it in the list.
don't delete or you may destroy the OS!
 
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Brianm

richard said:
Yes you do.
Go into control panel and look at programs and features.
I'll bet you'll find it in the list.
don't delete or you may destroy the OS!
Omigosh, you're right, I do! Says "Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64
Redistributable - 10.0.30319". If this was installed by some package,
can I find out which package installed it?
 
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Evan Platt

Yes you do.
No, bullis, the OP doesn't have Visual Studio.
Go into control panel and look at programs and features.
I'll bet you'll find it in the list.
don't delete or you may destroy the OS!
And I bet you they won't.
 
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Gene E. Bloch

Omigosh, you're right, I do! Says "Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64
Redistributable - 10.0.30319". If this was installed by some package,
can I find out which package installed it?
In my ignorance, the only way I can think of is to uninstall the
package, and then wait to see which programs fail :)

Unless they're programs you never use, of course.

I looked at a couple of things: Properties of one of these as shown by
Advanced Uninstaller, and also registry entries for a couple of them.
There are no clues I could see.

BTW, there are typically a bunch of these things in your system. They
are all needed, since a given application works specifically with
exactly one version, and it will die if you uninstall that one. I
researched that a couple of months ago, when I noticed how many C++
redistributables I have (currently 9), but I can't recall where I
learned the above.

IMO, there must be a better way to build an OS, but MS seems not to have
figured it out yet. But what do I know?
 
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Steve Hayes

Yes you do.
Go into control panel and look at programs and features.
I'll bet you'll find it in the list.
don't delete or you may destroy the OS!
I am now told that I have security updates for Microsoft Office 2003, and I'm
pretty sure I don't have that installed.

When I uncheck them so as not to download them, I get another message to say
that there are security updates ....
 
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...winston

"Brianm" wrote in message I recently got this item in my Windows Update list (I don't
automatically install them)

In the "Important" list, Under 'Visual Studio 2010' heading:
'Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
(KB2467173)'

Why would this show up, when I DON'T have Visual Studio installed??
Visual Studio (the program) is not necessary to receive that updat.

At some point in time (past or current) something was installed that needed or shared files with the VS 20xx Redistributable
package and therefore installed with the program, Framework, or Windows.
Windows stores these re-distributables in the WinXs folder. Newer versions don't replace older versions of the VS Redistributable
since not all later versions are backward compatible for everything.

Windows includes (by default) or installation of other programs the need for .NET Framework (multiple versions) which may use or be
supported by VS Redistributable files.

For best results, update as directed by Windows....but do note...it is not a Security update unless specifically identified as
such...in the case referenced it was an 'Important' update thus you do have the option to not install it or hide it (though if
updated in the future you'll have to repeat the same deferment process)
 
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Evan Platt

Omigosh, you're right, I do! Says "Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64
Redistributable - 10.0.30319". If this was installed by some package,
can I find out which package installed it?
You don't have Visual Studio installed. That's not Visual Studio.
 
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...winston

"Steve Hayes" wrote in message news:9i[email protected] am now told that I have security updates for Microsoft Office 2003, and I'm
pretty sure I don't have that installed.
There's always been a fair amount of confusion on the Office updates applicable to installed/no longer installed/never installed
'earlier versions' for backward compatibility.

Without knowing the pc history of Office installations or the current installed program (clean, upgrade, or upgrade over previous
upgrade etc..) or if Compatibilty Packs for Office were installed (at some point in time) it would be hard to predict why.
 
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Stephen Wolstenholme

I recently got this item in my Windows Update list (I don't
automatically install them)

In the "Important" list, Under 'Visual Studio 2010' heading:
'Security Update for Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package
(KB2467173)'

Why would this show up, when I DON'T have Visual Studio installed??
Some software you have installed needs the update. Whatever software
it is has been built incorrectly to be dependant on
 

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