VC++ 8.0 runtime component library is shipped as part of Visual Studio 2005 SP1, where it can be found at %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\Bootstrapper\Packages folder. If you don’t have Visual Studio programming tool, you can download runtime component of VC 8.0 libraries directly as a standalone installer for free too.
Download links for Visual C++ 2005 SP1 (aka Visual C++ 8.0 SP1) Redistributable Package
- Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) (Direct Download Link)
- Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (x64) (Direct Download Link)
- Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Package (ia64) (Direct Download Link)
This VC++ 8.0 runtime library package installs runtime components of C Runtime (CRT), Standard C++, ATL, MFC, OpenMP and MSDIA libraries. For libraries that support side-by-side deployment model (CRT, SCL, ATL, MFC, OpenMP) they are installed into the native assembly cache, also called WinSxS folder, on versions of Windows operating system that support side-by-side assemblies.
Although one of the requirements stated that Windows Installer 3.0 is required, the VC++ 8.0 also works fine with Windows Installer 2.0. It supports Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP.