"Microsoft Build Tools 14.0 (amd64)" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "Microsoft Build Tools 14.0 (amd64)" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Microsoft Build Tools 14.0 (amd64)" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Microsoft Build Tools 14.0 (amd64)" 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 "Microsoft Build Tools 14.0 (amd64)" installed program:

Name: Microsoft Build Tools 14.0 (amd64)
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 17336 KB
Version: 14.0.23107
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {8C918E5B-E238-401F-9F6E-4FB84B024CA2}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{8C918E5B-E238-401F-9F6E-4FB84B024CA2}v14.0.23107\packages\BuildTools_MSBuild_amd64\
Install Date: 20171221
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\5256e35a.msi
Package Name: BuildTools_MSBuild.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{8C918E5B-E238-401F-9F6E-4FB84B024CA2}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "Microsoft Build Tools 14.0 (amd64)" as an installed program.

 

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