As opposed to other “yearly releases” (major versions) of Visual C++, the 2013 version seems to come in multiple “localisation flavors”. I would like advice whether and how to install the US and the DE “flavors” of VC++ 2013 in parallel on a Windows 10 system which is used by a US native administrator and multiple DE only user accounts.
Specifically, my Windows 10 system has the system default localisation at EN-US, which is also the localisation chosen for the Administrators member account. Additionally there are multiple standard user accounts which are localised to DE-DE.
In the past I have installed/uninstalled multiple SW packages which pulled in arbitrary VC++ 2013 versions, so I got 4 (!) uninstall entries which relate to EN_US and DE_DE in x86 and x64 each.
My specific concerns:
Can I trust WIndows update to keep all 4 versions current (i.e are the versions listed in Windows uninstall overview unimportant) ?
Is the effectively installed localisation a forced system choice (because EN and DE overwrite each other) or are applications able to pick the correct localisation dlls ?
If system forced – is the effective localisation dependent on the installation order ?
Should I better uninstall all 4 C++ 2013 packages and consciously install just the latest EN-US or DE-DE version (x86 and x64) ?
If I better stick to one localisation – should I prefer the EN-US or the DE-DE version (DE-DE might be the better choice if it is a superset of EN-US functionality – OTOH later an EN_US might be automatically installed on top anyway) ?