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add/removeDuring an attempted Windows Update, the C++ redistributable 2010 was a candidate for installation. If failed (see attached log). It also failed on standalone application. I read somewhere that a previous version could prevent installation so i uninstalled it (the one above the mouse pointer in the screenshot), expecting it to be registered by Update as missing and therefore needing to be reinstalled. But no, this didn't happen and instead about four other patches came in instead. Is this cause for concern?
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by:tampnic
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I don't think the "update" component of Windows registers things you uninstalled as needing reinstallation - that's the whole point of uninstalling isn't it :-)

If its a required dependency of some application you later try to run, you might get a message to re-install it or if the app is friendly it might attempt to download and install it for you.

You need to get the redistributable package again and install it.

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5555 for x86
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14632 for x64

Cheers,
    Chris
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by:CEHJ
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I don't think the "update" component of Windows registers things you uninstalled as needing reinstallation

Well i would have hoped that a patch that has been applied (if that's what's happened) and then removed would be registered by Update as now being in an unpatched state
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A patch will usually only try and update what is installed  - if you uninstalled something then the patch will ignore it (unless other parts of the patch are dependent on that component).

Cheers,
   Chris
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by:CEHJ
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Well i just downloaded from your link and installed. I then ran Windows Update and it's showing KB2467173 now needs to be applied. What's the betting that it won't install? ;)
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by:CEHJ
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Whoa - i'm in luck - it DID install correctly!
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