"MSVCRT" Installed Program on Windows 8

Q

What is the installed program "MSVCRT" on my Windows 8 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"MSVCRT" is an installed program on Windows 8 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "MSVCRT" listed on "uninstall or change a program" in Control Panel, because it is flagged as a hidden system component in the registry (SystemComponent=1).

Information related to "MSVCRT" installed program:

Name: MSVCRT
Publisher: Microsoft
Size: 1492 KB
Version: 15.4.2862.0708
System Component: 1
Identifying Number: {8DD46C6A-0056-4FEC-B70A-28BB16A1F11F}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Windows Live\.cache\994f1ada1cdcc7e04\
Install Date: 20121127
Local Package: C:\Windows\Installer\4f443.msi
Package Name: crt90.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{8DD46C6A-0056-4FEC-B70A-28BB16A1F11F}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "MSVCRT" as an installed program.

 

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