The Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ 2008 installed. This package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system that support side-by-side assemblies.
What's new in version x86
ReleaseJune 7, 2011
Date AddedNovember 29, 2007
Operating SystemsWindows 2003, Windows 2000 SP 4, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 x86 R2, Windows, Windows XP