Reinstalling MS Visual C++ redistributable packages


I have a system I tried installing and it failed on a component.  The support group said that typically is caused by a C++ Redistributable package getting corrupted, and suggested R&Ring the ones I have.  This is a Windows 7 Pro environment.

What a mess.

I have the attached list installed; x86, x64 versions, 2005 to 2013.  Is there any way to simplify this mess?  Are they upward compatible?  
What is the minimum set that would be needed?

Am hoping there is significant overlap in functionality with the packages.


Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAsked:
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Ankit PareekOnline MarketingCommented:
Reinstalling MS Visual C++ redistributable packages easily you can download fresh installation file from here below link and install again
Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
Hi Ankit,

Thanks; my question was more to upward compatibility.  The screenshot shows 17 different variants of the c++ redistributable package in various flavors.  Do I need all of them or would just the 2013 64 bit version suffice?

How backward compatible are these?

Ankit PareekOnline MarketingCommented:
Yes you need to download only 2013 64 bit version only it will be compatible for your requirement

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Ben ConnerCTO, SAS developerAuthor Commented:
The answer was probably correct; the application still had issues so I installed all c++ packages. And it still had problems so the root cause was not the c++ packages themselves.  Sorry for the delay. Been up to my ears in other problems. My turn in the barrel.

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