Did you see some sort of QuickBooks runtime redistributable issue? When installing QuickBooks runtime redistributable might restart the server. In some cases, the server might show up as QuickBooks runtime redistributable in programs and features. One can experience such an error if the Microsoft Visual C++ installation is damaged. Such an error is often used to run QuickBooks and is further automatically installed when you install QuickBooks desktop. You can also reinstall QuickBooks runtime redistributable to start afresh. 

Microsoft visual c++ - QuickBooks runtime redistributable

In this segment, we will try to cover the complete information regarding QuickBooks runtime redistributable. However, if there are any queries, give us a call at +1-844-539-0188, and we will provide you with immediate support services. 

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What is QuickBooks Runtime Redistributable?

With the installation of QuickBooks, a Microsoft program i.e., Microsoft Visual C++ is installed on its own on the system. QuickBooks runtime redistributable shows up if the Microsoft Visual C++ gets corrupted or damaged in the system. To start the program fresh, you simply need to uninstall and then reinstall the same. Note that, Microsoft Visual C++ can be easily downloaded from the Microsoft Website. In case you already have a CD version of QuickBooks, then load the CD and find and run the Microsoft Visual C++ installer there. 

System requirements of QuickBooks runtime redistributable

For QuickBooks runtime redistributable, you need to have certain system configurations. Here are the basic system requirements for QuickBooks Runtime Redistributable: 

  • Operating System
    • Service pack 1 for Windows 7 
    • Windows XP 
    • Version 8 Windows 
    • Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista 
    • Version 8.1 Windows 
  • Server
    • Server Windows 2003 
    • R2SP1 Server Windows 2008
    • Service Pack 2 for Windows 8 
    • Server Windows 2012 
    • R2 Server Windows 2012 
  • Hardware Requirement
    • Basic requirement is RAM 512 MB 
    • 5400 RPM hard drive is a must 
    • A processor of at least 900 MHz or higher 
    • Minimum 50 MB of hard drive space 
    • Powerful visual card with high-resolution display 

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What is the need for QuickBooks Runtime Redistributable?

As QuickBooks runtime redistributable is a program that is normally installed by a remote operator, it assists in fixing all issues that are related to QuickBooks software. It not only ensures that your QuickBooks software is running properly but also establishes the proper functioning of all those applications that depend upon QuickBooks libraries. It should be noted that, even though it is safe to uninstall QuickBooks runtime redistributable, certain applications that are dependent upon this might end up with some sort of technical issues. 

Reasons behind multiple visual C++ redistributable in your computer

There can be a couple of reasons behind multiple visual C++ redistributable in the system. This includes the following: 

  • As per the windows being used, you get different versions of Visual C++ pre-installed. 
  • In case you notice any additional version of Visual C++ redistributable on the system, it might have been installed along with a program that needed it. Yet if you wish an application to run in a particular version of Visual C++, then you should install the code libraries for that version. 
  • At times, when you run some programs for the first time, you might get a message about redistributable packages being installed in the system. 
  • In certain situations, there are multiple versions installed from the same year as well. 

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After installation QuickBooks runtime redistributable errors

The following errors indicate that a specific version of the Visual C++ redistributable needed is either corrupted or missing. MSVCR110 handles the visual C++ 2010 SP1 redistributable. 

  • MSVCR71.dll, MSVCR08.dll, and MSVCR09.dll (from 2008 to 2010)
  • MSVCR120.dll (2012)
  • MSVCR130.dll (2013) 
  • MSVCR140.dll (2015)

When installation takes place, most of the programs include a duplicate of Microsoft Visual C++ redistributable. 

Issues that occur due to runtime redistributable

The following problems might show up due to runtime redistributable: 

  1. The server might crash or become unstable 
  2. Damaged Microsoft Visual C++ installation 
  3. System restart without warning 

You might find this helpful: Fix QuickBooks Desktop Keeps Crashing Error 

Steps to uninstall and reinstall Microsoft Visual C++ to fix Runtime redistributable

You can try uninstalling and reinstalling Microsoft Visual C++ using the set of steps below: 

Step 1: Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++

Here are the steps to uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ uninstalled from the system. 

Uninstall microsoft visual - QuickBooks runtime redistributable
  1. Begin with closing any open program 
  2. After that, make use of Windows + R and launch run tab 
  3. The next step is to search for the control panel and click on the ok tab
Control panel RUn command
  1. You now have to choose Microsoft C++ software that is right for your QuickBooks version 
  2. Then, follow the instructions on the screen after clicking on the uninstall tab 
  3. The last step is to restart the system. 

Step 2: Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++

To reinstall a fresh copy of Microsoft Visual C++, perform the steps enumerated below. Let us have a look: 

Reinstall Microsoft Visual C quickbooks runtime redistributable
  • Insert QuickBooks CD into the system’s CD drive
  • After that, close QuickBooks installation windows that might show after installing the CD  
  • Click on Windows + R 
  • If you do not have a QuickBooks CD, download and install Microsoft Visual C++ from the Microsoft website. 

Also Read: How to Fix QuickBooks Requires That You Reboot Loop? 


QuickBooks runtime redistributable encompasses various components. Hopefully, the above-discussed information might be enough to understand this. However, in case you have any queries, or if you need any sort of technical guidance, then do not hesitate to consult our technical support team at +1-844-539-0188, and we will provide you with immediate QuickBooks-related support and assistance.

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