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VCRedist from VC++ 2008 installs temporary files in root directory
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Installing the Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (VCRedist_x86.exe, VCRedist_x64.exe, VCRedist_ia64.exe) for Visual Studio 2008 RTM.
Following files are generated on the root directory of a drive that has the largest available space in the system :
These temporary files are erroneously generated by the installer into the root directory of one of your drives, instead of the temp directory.
These files are unnecessary and can be safely deleted from the system. The functioning of the runtime library will not be affected by this.
Its a known bug and is fixed in VS2008 SP1.
his is a problem with a VCRedist for the RTM version of VS 2008. Developers should be using a later version. See
Latest Supported Visual C++ Downloads
For example, for Visual Studio 2008, you should be using:
Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package MFC Security Update
Redistributing Visual C++ Files
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(http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx)for the latest updates
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Article ID: 950683 - Last Review: June 18, 2012 - Revision: 1.2