Minimum service pack levels for Microsoft VC++ Redistributable Packages

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Summary

The Microsoft Download Center pages for Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Packages do not consistently show the specific minimum service pack levels that are required for the target operating systems. This article indicates the minimum service pack level for these Redistributable Packages.

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The following lists indicate the supported operating systems and service packs levels for each Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package. Each list also includes a link to the Microsoft Download Center page for that package. Because some Redistributable Packages were tested and published before newer Windows versions, newer Windows versions may not be listed in the "Supported platforms" section on the download page. When a new Windows version is released, testing is done to ensure that the compatibility between the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package and Windows is maintained.

The support lifecycle for the VC++ redistributables is tied to the lifecycles of both the corresponding Visual Studio version and the Windows platform on which it is used. For example, the VC++ 2005 Redistributable Package is supported on Windows 8 only until either Visual Studio 2005 or Windows 8 reaches end of life. Furthermore, the VC++ 2005 Redistributable Package will not be supported on any platform after the end of life of Visual Studio 2005. For more information on the support lifecycle for Visual Studio or Windows versions, please search for the specific products on our Microsoft Support Lifecycle site.

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 3

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 Update 3

Supported operating system service pack levels

  • Windows 8 (x64 and x86)
  • Windows 7 SP1 or later versions (x64 and x86)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or later versions (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later versions (x64)
  • Windows Vista SP2 or later versions (x64 and x86) 
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 RTM or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows XP SP3 (all editions except Starter Edition)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64)

Supported operating system service pack levels

  • Windows 8 (x64 and x86)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows 7 RTM or later versions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM or later versions (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows Vista SP2 or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 RTM or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows XP SP3 (all editions except Starter Edition)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 RTM Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 RTM Redistributable Package

Supported operating system service pack levels

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 (x64)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM or later versions
  • Windows 7 RTM or later versions
  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 or later versions
  • Windows Vista SP2 or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows XP SP3 (all editions except Starter Edition)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package

Supported operating system service pack levels

  • Windows 8 (x64 and x86)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows 7 RTM or later versions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM or later versions
  • Windows Server 2008 RTM or later versions
  • Windows Vista RTM or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 RTM or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows XP SP2 or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)
  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 RTM Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 RTM Redistributable Package

Supported operating system service pack levels

  • Windows Vista RTM or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 RTM or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows XP SP2 or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)
  • Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package

Supported operating system service pack levels

  • Windows 8 (x64 and x86)
  • Windows Server 2012 (x64)
  • Windows 7 RTM or later versions
  • Windows Server 2008 RTM or later versions
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM or later versions
  • Windows Vista RTM or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 RTM or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows XP SP2 or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 RTM Redistributable Package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 RTM Redistributable Package

Supported Operating System service pack levels

  • Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later versions (all editions)
  • Windows XP SP2 or later versions (all editions except Starter Edition)

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Article ID: 2661358 - Last Review: August 21, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
Applies to
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8 Enterprise
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition KN
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
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