Windows 10: Deleted MS Visual C++ program in error - does it matter?

  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
       30 Oct 2016 #1

    Deleted MS Visual C++ program in error - does it matter?


    I've just bought a new Windows 10 laptop. In trying to clear bloatware, I accidentally deleted a Microsoft visual C++ redistributable program. Problem is I don't know which one. How can I find out, and since my laptop seems to perform OK, does it matter anyway?

    Many thanks
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  2.    30 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, if you have a look at your event log, applications, and search for C++, you may find an entry telling you what happened.
    I used Event Log Explorer (free) which lets you create a simple filter. (click View, Filter and enter text- e.g. C++)

    I hope you mean you uninstalled it, not just deleted some folder.

    You would only experience difficulty running a program that needed it, and could expect an appropriate error message. You could then install the appropriate version of the VC++ run time.

    This program may be of interest.
    Download PC Decrapifier - MajorGeeks
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  3. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       30 Oct 2016 #3

    Thanks, but I can't get Event Log Explorer to work: I select Help > Enter registration key, enter registration key but when I press OK I get the message 'You have to restart the program to apply the registration key' every single time even if I reboot after entering. Any ideas or any other event log program to recommend? And thanks also for the link to PC Decrapifier link!
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  4.    30 Oct 2016 #4

    It's a free program for home use.
    Pricing and ordering FSPro Labs

    Home license

    FREE personal license is available for HOME NON-COMMERCIAL use. It doesn't allow you to connect more then 3 computers. Free license never expires, but you may need to renew the license when you upgrade Event Log Explorer.

    Shouldn't be a problem.

    Otherwise I only know of the Windows Event Viewer.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       30 Oct 2016 #5

    I've got a free 'home use' licence; I just can't get the program to accept my registration key - I just keep getting the message that the registration key will be applied when I restart the program.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    30 Oct 2016 #6

    Hi, try right clicking the installer and Run as admin?
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
    Thread Starter
       30 Oct 2016 #7

    Thanks. I tried running the installer as adminstrator. Now, every time I open Event Log explorer from the desktop, a pop up screen appears: 'Do you want allow this app to make changes to your device?', then when I click on yes the program opens but I'm faced with another pop up screen: 'File C:\Users\Bertie\Desktop\Untitled.elx not found. No workspace loaded' with no option but to click 'OK'. I click OK, enter registration key and am told it will apply when I restart the program, but when I restart the same things happens again.
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  8.    30 Oct 2016 #8

    The first is just UAC, the other, sorry, no idea.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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