"Visual C++ Library CRT X86 Desktop Package" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "Visual C++ Library CRT X86 Desktop Package" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Visual C++ Library CRT X86 Desktop Package" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Visual C++ Library CRT X86 Desktop Package" 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 "Visual C++ Library CRT X86 Desktop Package" installed program:

Name: Visual C++ Library CRT X86 Desktop Package
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 222736 KB
Version: 14.0.24218
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {0103B73A-4918-3841-997F-793A92351D7B}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\VisualStudio\Packages\Microsoft.VisualC.140.CRT.x86.Desktop.Msi,version=14.0.24218,chip=neutral\
Install Date: 20170730
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\67a66e3.msi
Package Name: VC_CRT.X86.Desktop.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /I{0103B73A-4918-3841-997F-793A92351D7B}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "Visual C++ Library CRT X86 Desktop Package" as an installed program.

 

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