submix8c, on 20 May 2012 - 02:32 PM, said:
The VC++2005 was an "update", not the full Redistributable. I gave you links based on "search". Look at the bottom of the 2005 link - clearly says "What Others Are Downloading" - and the link to the full Redistributable
VC++2008 contains (among other things) "msvcp90.dll" which obviously you did NOT need. You needed the VC++2005, of which I unintentionally gave you a link to an "update", "assuming" you understood that you needed a FULL package that specifically stated the module names (and they do, too). You should really pay attention to text (and READ it) in any links given and not assume that what you want/need is handed to you on a silver platter.
At any rate, the UUP contained all of those and the VC++2010 modules (not to mention a whole gaggle of additional non-related files) as well. Note that "UU" stands for "Unofficial Updates" (a rather large download, compared to BOTH what I gave you AND the FIRST link tomasz86 gave to you).
edit (due to post already posted while I was making my post) -
@blackwingcat - You really shouldn't bother (already gave links to SP1 Redistributables and a diatribe - see above...)
Look, while I'm grateful for the attempt to help, there is no need to be so accusatory about this.
I just read the 2005 "update" page completely, again, and nowhere does it say you need to have installed an earlier version. (Probably it is on a linked page, but there isn't anything on that page.)
Usually an "updated" version is just the latest version, replacing a previous version.
When it failed I went to the UU package, which I'd downloaded in the meantime, since I wanted to try that anyway, for all the other updates it bundles, and as that worked I didn't bother trying to work out what the problem was with the 2005 package/update.
Yes, I did actually read, and maybe even understand, what the UUP was before I installed it.
As for "What Others Are Downloading", it looks like some kind of social media thing. ("Your friends are getting these files!) Most of the links there are irrelevant. Again, you know which one isn't because you already knew where it was.
Obviously I'm not familiar with how MS organises and presents its files, that's why I came here and asked the question, but I'm not a stupid or lazy just because I don't know exactly what I need to search for and where it is before I start. Maybe you should leave questions like this to someone with more patience.
This post has been edited by Asp: 20 May 2012 - 06:41 PM