Windows 10: Deleted MS Visual C++ program in error - does it matter?
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?
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
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!
It's a free program for home use.
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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.
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.
Hi, try right clicking the installer and Run as admin?
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.
The first is just UAC, the other, sorry, no idea.
I get this error message each time within about 5 minutes after I reboot.
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