I've tried for many hours to find the solution for my problem and couln't find it even here.
So I have that application.exe that I am writing the Wix Toolset installer for it. Unfortunately I have no access to the source code but I hope I can do my task without it.
The problem is that it runs correctly with vc_redist.x64 installed on the end user's machine, but not without it.
What I've tried:
So I pasted it in the app's folder and tried to move on with dll's and the next error occured as shown in picture:
dir > before.txt
dir > after.txt
after installing the vc++ runtime.
and copy pasted the files that occured only after the installation.
and the Dependency Walker gave me kind of similar output.
Dependency Walker output the same libs as direct ones, but also gave imo about hundreds of indirect ones. So I thought copy/pasting all of them is a really hard job without software to help.
My questions is: is there an easy way of obtaining the vc_redist.x64 libraries so I could author only the needed ones in my installer?
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance!
My goal is to secure newbie end users from being unable to run the application when they accidentally uninstall the VC runtime, therefore having vc_redist.exe as prerequisite in bootstrapper is unfortunetely not the case
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