VC_RED.cab & VC_RED.msi...can i delete?

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  1. MTDEW

    MTDEW Diamond Member

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    Recently had a program that needed to install Visual C++ onto my Windows 7 machine.
    As a result i have now have a VC_RED.cab and VC_RED.msi files on my F: drive of all things.

    Can i just delete these?
     
  2. MTDEW

    MTDEW Diamond Member

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    Just a heads up for those asking the same.
    They are just left over temp files from the Visual C++ install and can be deleted as thay re no longer needed.

    Now why they were on my F: drive and not deleted automatically after install is beyond me. Maybe because that is my largest drive and they were "temped" to the largest hdd, but its no big deal, they're gone.
     
  3. Viper GTS

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    IIRC there's a known flaw in one of that VC redists such that it fails to remove its temp files. There's more than just those two, Microsoft has a full list of all the files it uses that can be deleted. If I can find it I'll update...

    Here it is:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950683

    Viper GTS
     
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  4. Al_kimpone

    Al_kimpone Junior Member

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    This Works For Me :
    Run Cmd
    write:
    Del VC_RED.MSI /Q
     
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    i still have a microsoft visuals c++ redistributable file i cant remove from my programs and features.im pretty sure it found its way on my computer while trying to install a photoshop key generator. well, my main problem is whether or not to remove it and how if i can
     
  7. romar

    romar Junior Member

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    Here is the complete list of delete commands that should be run according Microsoft's KB article (Thanks Viper GTS for the reference).. Change to the directory where the temporary files have been created first.

    Del install.exe /Q
    Del install.res.1028.dll /Q
    Del install.res.1031.dll /Q
    Del install.res.1033.dll /Q
    Del install.res.1036.dll /Q
    Del install.res.1040.dll /Q
    Del install.res.1041.dll /Q
    Del install.res.1042.dll /Q
    Del install.res.2052.dll /Q
    Del install.res.3082.dll /Q
    Del vcredist.bmp /Q
    Del globdata.ini /Q
    Del install.ini /Q
    Del eula.1028.txt /Q
    Del eula.1031.txt /Q
    Del eula.1033.txt /Q
    Del eula.1036.txt /Q
    Del eula.1040.txt /Q
    Del eula.1041.txt /Q
    Del eula.1042.txt /Q
    Del eula.2052.txt /Q
    Del eula.3082.txt /Q
    Del VC_RED.MSI /Q
    Del VC_RED.cab /Q
     
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