MSVC Runtime VersionsLink

VC++ version _MSC_VER Alternative name C runtime C++ runtime
1.0 800 MSVCRT10.DLL
2.0 900 MSVCRT20.DLL
4.0 1000 MSVCRT40.DLL
4.2 1020 MSVCRT.DLL
5.0 1100 Visual Studio 97 MSVCRT.DLL MSVCP50.DLL
6.0 1200 Visual Studio 6.0, VC98 MSVCRT.DLL MSVCP60.DLL
7.0 1300 Visual Studio .NET (2002) MSVCR70.DLL MSVCP70.DLL
7.1 1310 Visual Studio .NET 2003 MSVCR71.DLL MSVCP71.DLL
8.0 1400 Visual Studio 2005 MSVCR80.DLL MSVCP80.DLL
9.0 1500 Visual Studio 2008 MSVCR90.DLL MSVCP90.DLL
10.0 1600 Visual Studio 2010 MSVCR100.DLL MSVCP100.DLL
11.0 1700 Visual Studio 2012 MSVCR110.DLL MSVCP110.DLL
12.0 1800 Visual Studio 2013 MSVCR120.DLL MSVCP120.DLL
14.0 1900 Visual Studio 2015 See notes MSVCP140.DLL
14.1* 1910* Visual Studio 2017 See notes MSVCP140.DLL

Note for VC2003

The runtime does not have its own redist, it is instead only bundled with .NET Framework 1.1, or you can manually extract it from KB932298 (2007 DST Update).

Note for VC2015/2017

The runtime was split into 4 external libraries: concrt140.dll, msvcp140.dll, vccorlib140.dll and vcruntime140.dll, as well as an OS-local component named ucrtbase.dll included with Windows 10 and up.

Note for VC2017

The version numbers increment with each update (VC++ versions 14.1/14.11/14.12, _MSC_VER 1910/1911/1912, Visual Studio versions 15.0/15.3/15.5 etc.). And yes, the C++ runtime is still called VCP140 and not VCP141...

What does my Windows version ship with?Link

Version NT3 95 NT4 98 2000 ME XP 2003 2003R2 Vista 2008 7 2008R2 2012 8 8.1 2012R2 10 2016
1.0 X
2.0 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
4.0 X* X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
5.0 X* X X X X
6.0 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
2002
2003 X* X*
2005 X X X X X X X X X X
2008 X X X X X X X X
2010 X X X
2012 X
2013
2015
2017

Note for Windows 95

The VC40 runtime is only bundled with Windows 95B (OSR2) and up.

Note for Windows 98

The VC50 runtime is not always installed, but is available on the install CD (in WIN98/WIN98_36.CAB for First Edition and 37.CAB for Second Edition).

Note for Server 2003 and 2003R2

The VC2003 runtime requires installing the .NET Framework via the Windows Components Wizard after installation.

Which runtime is supported by my Windows version?Link

From Minimum service pack levels for Microsoft VC++ Redistributable Packages:

Version 95 NT4 98 2000 ME XP 2003 2003R2 Vista 2008 7 2008R2 2012 8 8.1 2012R2 10 2016
2003 X* SP6a* X* X* X* X* X* X* X* X*
2005 SP2+ SP1+
2005 SP1 SP2+ SP1+ X X X X X X X X X X
2008 SP4 SP2+ SP1+ X X
2008 SP1 SP2+ SP1+ X X X X X X X X X X
2010 SP3 SP2+ X SP2+ SP2+ X X*
2010 SP1 SP3 SP2+ X SP2+ SP2+ X X* X* X* X* X* X*
2012 Upd. 4 SP3 SP2+ X SP2+ SP2+ SP1+ SP1+ X X X SP1+* X
2013 SP3 SP2+ X SP2+ SP2+ SP1+ SP1+ X X X X X
2015 SP3 SP2+ X SP2+ SP2+ SP1+ SP1+ X X X X X
2017 SP3 SP2+ SP2+ SP2+ SP1+ SP1+ X X* X* X

Note for VC2003

The VC2003 runtime is not provided as a separate download and requires installing the .NET Framework 1.1 (requires IE 5.01 or later).

Note for VC2010

Server 2008R2 requires SP1 if using the x64 version.

Note for VC2010 SP1

MS Documentation is conflicting about whether or not 2008R2/2012 x86 is supported, or if 8/2012 or higher is even supported at all.

Note for VC2012 Update 4/VC2013

MS Documentation is conflicting about the exact service pack levels and architectures supported for each OS version.

Note for VC2013

For 8.1 and 2012R2, KB2883200 is required.

Note for VC2017

For 8.1 and 2012R2, KB2919355 is required. For 10, build 1507 or later is required. Requirements were taken from here.

Note for Windows 7/8/2012 and higher

While some runtimes may not be documented as officially supported, testing shows that all the above versions appear to work.