Windows Registry Keys used to Get VC_Redist Version Installed

Posted on August 25, 2020 at 12:34 pm

To check if VC_Redists are installed you can check these Windows registry keys:

*** Tested on Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 (2004 Build) ***

*** WARNING: On Windows XP the registry key is different ***

To install X86 VC++ Redistributables in a Win64 OS:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\DevDiv\vc\Servicing\14.0\RuntimeMinimum]
"Install"=dword:00000001
"InstallerType"="MSI"
"SP"=dword:00000000
"SPIndex"=dword:00000000
"SPName"="RTM"
"Version"="14.20.27508"
"UpdateVersion"="14.20.27508"

Check the “Version” value.

To install X64 VC++ Redistributables in a Win64 OS:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DevDiv\vc\Servicing\14.0\RuntimeMinimum]
"Install"=dword:00000001
"InstallerType"="MSI"
"SP"=dword:00000000
"SPIndex"=dword:00000000
"SPName"="RTM"
"Version"="14.20.27508"
"UpdateVersion"="14.20.27508"

Check the “Version” value.

Updated on August 31, 2020 at 12:02 pm

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