Visual C++ Redistributable Silent Install (MASTER LIST)


Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable is the library of shared code that has components which are required by many applications to run on Windows. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform the silent installation of all available versions of the Visual C++ Redistributables from the command line using the EXE installers.

How to Install Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Silently

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 x86 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26347
  2. Click the Download button
  3. Select the vcredist_x86.EXE and click Next
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.EXE /Q
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:8.0.61001
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x86.EXE /Q
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {710f4c1c-cc18-4c49-8cbf-51240c89a1a2} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26347

Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 x64 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26347
  2. Click the Download button
  3. Select the vcredist_x64.EXE and click Next
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: vcredist_x64.EXE /Q
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:8.0.61000
Architecture:64-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x64.EXE /Q
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {ad8a2fa1-06e7-4b0d-927d-6e54b3d31028} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26347

How to Install Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Silently

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 x86 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26368
  2. Click the Download button
  3. Select the vcredist_x86.exe and click Next
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /q
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:9.0.30729.6161
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x86.exe /q
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {9BE518E6-ECC6-35A9-88E4-87755C07200F} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26368

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 x64 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26368
  2. Click the Download button
  3. Select the vcredist_x64.exe and click Next
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: vcredist_x64.exe /q
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x64)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:9.0.30729.6161
Architecture:64-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x64.exe /q
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {5FCE6D76-F5DC-37AB-B2B8-22AB8CEDB1D4} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26368

How to Install Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Silently

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999
  2. Click the Download button
  3. Select the vcredist_x86.exe and click Next
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:10.0.40219
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x86.exe /q /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {F0C3E5D1-1ADE-321E-8167-68EF0DE699A5} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999
  2. Click the Download button
  3. Select the vcredist_x64.exe and click Next
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: vcredist_x64.exe /q /norestart
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x64)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:10.0.40219
Architecture:64-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x64.exe /q /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:MsiExec.exe /x {1D8E6291-B0D5-35EC-8441-6616F567A0F7} /qn
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26999

How to Install Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable Silently

Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x86 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679
  2. Click the Download button
  3. Select the VSU_4\vcredist_x86.exe and click Next
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:11.0.61030.0
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{33d1fd90-4274-48a1-9bc1-97e33d9c2d6f}\vcredist_x86.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679

Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Navigate to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679
  2. Click the Download button
  3. Select the VSU_4\vcredist_x64.exe and click Next
  4. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  5. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  6. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  7. Enter the following command: vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  8. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:11.0.61030.0
Architecture:64-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{ca67548a-5ebe-413a-b50c-4b9ceb6d66c6}\vcredist_x64.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30679

How to Install Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable Silently

Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x86 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Download Visual C++ 2013 x86 Redistributable
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:12.0.40664.0
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{9dff3540-fc85-4ed5-ac84-9e3c7fd8bece}\vcredist_x86.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://aka.ms/highdpimfc2013x86enu

Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Download Visual C++ 2013 x64 Redistributable
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:12.0.40664.0
Architecture:64-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{042d26ef-3dbe-4c25-95d3-4c1b11b235a7}\vcredist_x64.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://aka.ms/highdpimfc2013x64enu

Visual C++ 2015, 2017, 2019 Redistributable Silent Install

Note: Visual C++ 2015, 2017 and 2019 all share the same redistributable files.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 x86 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Download Visual C++ 2015-2019 x86 Redistributable
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:14.23.27820.0
Architecture:32-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{45231ab4-69fd-486a-859d-7a59fcd11013}\VC_redist.x86.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x86.exe

Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 x64 Redistributable Silent Install

  1. Download Visual C++ 2015-2019 x64 Redistributable
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable entry in Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x64)
Vendor:Microsoft Corporation
Version:14.23.27820.0
Architecture:64-bit
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{852adda4-4c78-4a38-b583-c0b360a329d6}\VC_redist.x64.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart
Download Link:https://aka.ms/vs/16/release/vc_redist.x64.exe

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Create an Installation Log File

Visual C++ 2012, 2013, and 2015-2019 offer the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) Silent Install w/ Logging

vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VC2012x64.log"

Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) Silent Install w/ Logging

vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VC2012x64.log"

Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) Silent Install w/ Logging

vcredist_x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VC2013x86.log"

Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64) Silent Install w/ Logging

vcredist_x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VC2013x64.log"

Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x86) Silent Install w/ Logging

VC_redist.x86.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VC2015-2019x86.log"

Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable (x64) Silent Install w/ Logging

VC_redist.x64.exe /install /quiet /norestart /log "%WINDIR%\Temp\VC2015-2019x64.log"

How to Uninstall Visual C++ Redistributable Silently

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x86) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {710f4c1c-cc18-4c49-8cbf-51240c89a1a2} /qn

Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {ad8a2fa1-06e7-4b0d-927d-6e54b3d31028} /qn

Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x86) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {9BE518E6-ECC6-35A9-88E4-87755C07200F} /qn

Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (x64) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {5FCE6D76-F5DC-37AB-B2B8-22AB8CEDB1D4} /qn

Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x86) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {F0C3E5D1-1ADE-321E-8167-68EF0DE699A5} /qn

Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable (x64) Silent Uninstall

MsiExec.exe /x {1D8E6291-B0D5-35EC-8441-6616F567A0F7} /qn

Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable x86 (11.0.61030.0) Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{33d1fd90-4274-48a1-9bc1-97e33d9c2d6f}\vcredist_x86.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable x64 (11.0.61030.0) Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{ca67548a-5ebe-413a-b50c-4b9ceb6d66c6}\vcredist_x64.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable x86 (12.0.40664.0) Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{9dff3540-fc85-4ed5-ac84-9e3c7fd8bece}\vcredist_x86.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable x64 (12.0.40664.0) Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{042d26ef-3dbe-4c25-95d3-4c1b11b235a7}\vcredist_x64.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable x86 (14.23.27820.0) Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{45231ab4-69fd-486a-859d-7a59fcd11013}\VC_redist.x86.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Visual C++ 2015-2019 Redistributable x64 (14.23.27820.0) Silent Uninstall

"%ProgramData%\Package Cache\{852adda4-4c78-4a38-b583-c0b360a329d6}\VC_redist.x64.exe" /uninstall /quiet /norestart

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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