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VS2005 .NET redistribution problem

Afifior asked
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I translated my project from VS2002 .NET to VS2005 .NET.
In order to run it on a machine without development studio, I need to add  files from
 Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\redist\x86\Microsoft.VC80.CRT and
Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\redist\x86\Microsoft.VC80.MFC.
The problem is that I have exe files in the different folders and I don't want to copy all dlls to all the folders. I tried to edit dll paths in .manifest files, but the only one configuration I succeeded to run was when exe, .manifest and dll files were in the same folder.

I know that I can create install application, but I want to find another way.

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The following file installs VC++ 2005 runtime libraries:
Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\BootStrapper\Packages\vcredist_x86\vcredist_x86.exe

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Shall I install them on any machnine I want to run my application?

Yes, if it doesn't contain Visual Studio installation.


I also had to install Windows Installer 3.1, but now it works.
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