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A Hotfix is a product update package with one or more updated product files that fix a specific product problem.
Please be aware this Hotfix has not gone through full Microsoft product regression testing nor has it been tested in combination with other Hotfixes.
Please carefully review the associated Hotfix KB article to verify the fix is the one needed and there are no known compatibility or installation issues. You may also want to contact a Microsoft Support Professional at
The End User License Agreement (EULA) attached to the English version of Visual C++ (VC) Redistributable Package (VCRedist
x64.exe, and VCRedist_ia64.exe) in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 does not let you redistribute the VC Redist files. It specifies that you may only install and use one copy of the software. The correct EULA allows installation and use of any number of copies of the VC Redist packages.
This problem occurs when Visual Studio 2008 SP1 installs incorrect VC Redist files that have the wrong EULAs to the computer.
Additional Information about the issue resolved by this Hotfix can be found in its Knowledge Base article at
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