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So someone on the Nvidia Geforce forums said I should make sure I have Microsoft Visual C++ 2012. But I'm not sure whether or not I already have it. I'm on Windows 8 also. So how do I check if I have it? Or should I just download and install it anyways?
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that is a redist that will be installed by an application if it needs/uses it. normally you can just go into control panel > programs and features and look there. there will probably be a lot of different versions of the redist.
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that is a redist that will be installed by an application if it needs/uses it. normally you can just go into control panel > programs and features and look there. there will probably be a lot of different versions of the redist.

It looks like I only have 2010, should I download 2012?
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you don't need to, no. those redistributable packages are automatically installed by the software that need them. It depends on the software, because it uses them to read .dll files or something. The application uses the version that it was programmed in.
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you don't need to, no. those redistributable packages are automatically installed by the software that need them. It depends on the software, because it uses them to read .dll files or something. The application uses the version that it was programmed in.

Yeah because someone said I should download 2012 because I had issues with beta drivers 326.80 in Skyrim and apparently it only happens to me.


https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/590935/geforce-drivers/anyone-having-issues-with-326-80-in-skyrim-/

This is the last time I download a beta driver, I'm going to wait for the next WHQL driver.

EDIT: But would it hurt if I downloaded 2012 or could downloading 2012 do more harm than good?
Edited by CannedBullets - 8/31/13 at 12:14pm
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