Does a *clean* installation of Vista include msvcrt.dll and msvcirt.dll?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Homer J. Simpson, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Hi all,

    I'm investigating a strange problem on behalf of a family member...he's got
    a brand new HP laptop, less than a month old, that came preloaded with Vista
    Home Premium (I believe--I don't have access to the laptop at this very
    moment).

    He's been spending a fair amount of time trading emails with the tech
    support group of a company making some software he's been trying to install
    since he got his laptop. They've finally identified the problem as his
    laptop missing two files, msvcrt.dll and msvcirt.dll, from his system32
    folder. I find that *very* strange, since, as far as I can tell, all
    Windows versions in recent years have shipped with these files--or at least
    msvcrt.dll--and my thought is that there's a lot of Windows components that
    would be broken without it.

    I don't have a Vista machine or Vista discs so I can't verify this for
    myself, but can anyone confirm whether a *clean* Vista (32-bit) machine
    includes those files or not under their system32 folder?
     
    Homer J. Simpson, Mar 5, 2008
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  2. Homer J. Simpson

    .Joe Guest

    Welcome to the forums!

    You'll need the Vista DVD to do a clean install of the OS.

    More information about doing a clean install can be found here:

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/117366-clean-install-full-version-vista.html

    Let us know if this was helpful to you.


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    .Joe, Mar 5, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    I did a clean re-install of VHP on Feb 17
    and I have both of those files in C:\Windows\System32
    they are both dated 11/02/2006
     
    Dave, Mar 5, 2008
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    Jack Guest

    What kind of answer is that Joe??????
    Do not reply next time if you do not know the answer.
    Save some bandwidth.
    Jack

     
    Jack, Mar 5, 2008
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  5. I did a clean re-install of VHP on Feb 17
    Thanks Dave. This pretty much confirms my suspicions.

    I have a question though--have you installed any other software on that
    machine since reinstalling Vista itself? I need to be absolutely,
    positively certain, and if any third-party app includes the Visual C++
    runtime distributables, then this could be where those files are from.
    Sorry to sound anal about it, normally I'd try to find these answers for
    myself and would take the time to do a clean install (for example) in a
    virtual machine, but I don't have any Vista discs.
     
    Homer J. Simpson, Mar 5, 2008
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    Dave Guest

    Yes, I've installed all of my programs since then.... sorry.
     
    Dave, Mar 5, 2008
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  7. Homer J. Simpson

    Jack Guest

    I did not install any programs yet and there are these files in \System32
    folder.
    I have Vista Home Premium.
    Jack
     
    Jack, Mar 5, 2008
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    Mick Murphy Guest

    Homer, it would be much simpler if you told us what the error message was
    when trying to install the program!!!
    Not waffling on about what some Help desk has said about a problem?????????!
     
    Mick Murphy, Mar 5, 2008
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    DL Guest

    I believe they are both win system files

     
    DL, Mar 5, 2008
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  10. I did not install any programs yet and there are these files in \System32
    Thanks Jack.
     
    Homer J. Simpson, Mar 5, 2008
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