"Error 1714. The old version of Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable cannot be deleted. Contact your technical support group. »

(Windows 7 64-bit)

This can be long and winded, but I spent 5 hours trying to solve this problem.

It all started when I tried to uninstall a program, but I kept getting the message that wanted me vcredit.msi (or something like that) I downloaded a copy of it and pointed out the program of this file, but it has always found a problem and wouldn't uninstall. (Add/Remove programs won't uninstall it not more)

So, I moved to the installation of a new program. He repeats to me '\Temp\IXP1. TMP\ is not a valid package for the product Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005
Redistributable. Try to find the installation package 'vcredit.msi' in a folder that you can install Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable. »

When I point to the vcredit.msi that I downloaded (just randomly sitting in my docs) I get "error 1714. The old version of Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable cannot be deleted.  Contact your technical support group. »

I also have trouble downloading updates Microsoft for Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable & at the same time in updates it shows Microsoft Visual C ++ 2008 Redistributable.

I tried to uninstall Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable via Add/Remove Programs, but it won't let me say it does not find some programs.

This thing is annoys the heck out of me.

I need to set the Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Redistributable problem (looks like I need the new version 2008 or 2010?) and be able to install and uninstall programs. Which is somehow related.

Any ideas what to do. (Please speak as clearly as possible. I'm a fool when it comes to computers lol)


Original title: Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 disorders (installing and uninstalling of programs)


Hello Angelz,

Thanks for posting your query in Microsoft Community Forum.

The error you get can be caused by components from Visual C++ Runtime libraries that are missing or get conflicted, perhaps due to a third party software or badly configured registry settings.

So, I would suggest trying the following steps and check if the problem persists:

Method 1:

a. click Start, right-click computerand then click Properties.

b. in the name computer, domain, and workgroup settings , click change settings.

(If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type your password, or click continue.)

c. click change settings , and then select the Advanced tab click the environment variables button.

d. the user variables area, click on TEMPand then click change.

e. in the Variable value box, type C:\Temp, and then click OK twice.

f. click applyand then click OK.

g. follow steps 4 to 6 for the variable of environment TMP as well.

h. confirm this folder C:\Temp exist, otherwise create a.

i. restart the computer.

j. attempt to install the application again.

If the steps do not help, try the next method.

Method 2:

If you are comfortable in changing some registry settings, then follow the steps provided below.

  1. Click Start and type run in start search box, and then press enter.
  2. Type regedit and click OK.
    Registry warning:
    Important: This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to change the

Registry. However, serious problems can occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you proceed with caution. For added protection, back up the registry before you edit it. Then you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click on the number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 KB
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
  • Go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\F942F94A19C0F79468FD2B85E5E8677B
  • Right-click on this registry entry, and then click Rename.
  • Rename F942F94A19C0F79468FD2B85E5E8677B to -F942F94A19C0F79468FD2B85E5E8677B.
  • Close the registry editor.
  • Restart the computer.
  • Check if you are able to install the application.
  • If the method does not resolve the problem, continue to the next method.

    Method 3:

    You can also reinstall Visual C++ Library Runtime components to solve the problem.

    You can uninstall all existing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package and install the latest Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package and check if it helps.

    Step 1: To uninstall the package:

    1. Open programs and features, click Start > Control Panel >programs and features.
    2. In the list, find the Package redistributable Microsoft Visual C++ and click on it.
    3. Right-click on it and select Uninstall.
    4. Restart the computer.

    Step 2: Download and install the latest package and see if it helps.

    Download the relevant package depending on your system's architecture.

    For 32 bit: Download Details: Package redistributable Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (x 86)

    For 64-bit: Download Details: Package redistributable Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 (x 64)

    Hope this information is useful. If the problem still persists, please post back for further assistance, we will be happy to help you.

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