"Visual Studio 2015 Prerequisites" Installed Program on Windows 7

Q

What is the installed program "Visual Studio 2015 Prerequisites" on my Windows 7 computer? Why it is not visible in Control Panel?

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A

"Visual Studio 2015 Prerequisites" is an installed program on Windows 7 system managed by Windows Installer.

You will not see "Visual Studio 2015 Prerequisites" 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 Studio 2015 Prerequisites" installed program:

Name: Visual Studio 2015 Prerequisites
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation
Size: 4844 KB
Version: 14.0.23107
System Component: Yes
Identifying Number: {DF32E41C-24AD-4A87-B43A-B38553B1806E}
Install Location: 
Install Source: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\{DF32E41C-24AD-4A87-B43A-B38553B1806E}v14.0.23107\packages\64bitPrereq\x64\
Install Date: 20171221
Local Package: C:\windows\Installer\5256e23b.msi
Package Name: VS_Prerequisites_x64_neutral.msi
Uninstall Command: MsiExec.exe /X{DF32E41C-24AD-4A87-B43A-B38553B1806E}
Windows Installer: Yes

It is recommended to keep "Visual Studio 2015 Prerequisites" as an installed program.

 

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