So what should I do when I accidentally deleted Microsoft Visual C++ ?

I accidentally deleted Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x64) on my computer, making some software currently running on the machine faulty, and it is unable to work. I think deleting will reduce the amount of memory. So what should i do?
Anybody help me, please!
If you search the internet you can find various sites that enable you to download this. eg. https://www.xyztec.com/knowledgecenter/external-software/microsoft-visual-c-2010-sp1-redistributable-64-bit/



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I accidentally deleted Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x64) on my computer, making some software currently running on the machine faulty, and it is unable to work. I think deleting will reduce the amount of memory. So what should i do?
Anybody help me, please!


if you need disk space, windows will let you compress most files and folders which will get you about 10-25% of your disk capacity back. If you need to delete something, make sure you know what it is first. Deleting windows saves a lot of space on your disk too, but that won't help you... typical things that use a lot of space are games, video files, or large amounts of sound/image files.
if you do not clean up after yourself already, ccleaner program can find a GB or two in internet junk files and such.
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There is a recent (May 2021) release of the redistributables for VC++2010 SP1, available for download at MS:

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999

Simply download the one(s) you need, they are all very small file sizes.
I saw that, But I thought it was an update to an already installed 2010 SP1 ?
The size of the original VC++ 2010 redistributables, x86/x64, are a handful of MBs each. So the newer files are likely not a patch, they are probably the full deal.

But then this is MS we are talking about. Anything is possible.

FYI, the size of the redistributables for VS 2019 & 2022 are 24MB for x64, 13MB for x86.

They are "universal" redists now. For VC++2015 to 2019 or 2022. Depending on which version IDE installed.
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