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Regarding Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

Do I really need 6 of these in my add and remove programs. Is it safe to delete any of them:
2005 ATL Update kb973923 - x86 8.0.50727.4053 Size 0.11MB
2005 Redistributable Size 5.25MB
2005 Redistributable Size 5.21MB
2005 Redistributable - KB2467175 Size 5.27MB
2008 Redistributable - KB2467174 -x86 9.0.30729.5570 Size 10.20MB
2008 Redistributable -x86 9.0.30729.4148 Size 10.19MB

I know they were downloaded by various programs, but if anything I would think the newest one is all anyone needs.

Granded they are small, just wondering.

Eddie

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Goggle tells me

"Don't go there".

It would be nice to think that they are cumulative and only the newest is needed........NOT.

Find some other place to tidy up.......that area looks like a mine field.

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It could be DLL HELL.

If you research the old problem programmers called DLL HELL you begin to see why apps might install a few versions or demand such be in a specific place.

The average user would not, could not connect which belongs to what app. If you want to try it, go right ahead.
The result is unknown because of DLL HELL.
Bob

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For-get-about-it...Got it

Thanks guys

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