After a fresh install of Windows, it needs many different types of plugins and runtimes in order to properly use the computer. For example, to watch videos on websites, you would need Adobe Flash player; to open programs designed using Microsoft .NET Framework, you need .NET installed; to open programs and applets written in Java, you would need JRE (Java runtimes environment); some programs require you to install Visual C++ runtimes libraries; some games will refuse to run unless you have latest version of DirectX installed; and so on. You can go from one website to another, download these runtimes and install them manually, or you can use the All in One Runtimes package which can install all these runtimes automatically.
The All in One Runtimes package contains the following runtimes and other plugins in their latest version :
- .NET Framework 1.1 SP1, 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2, 3.5 SP1, 4.0, 4.5 and all the updates
- Java Runtime Environment 7 (JRE)
- DirectX 9.0c and DirectX for Managed Code
- General Runtime Files
- Microsoft Visual C++ Runtimes
- Microsoft Visual J# 2.0 SE
- Microsoft Silverlight 5
- Adobe Flash Player 11.6 (for Internet Explorer and non-IE browsers like Firefox, Opera etc.)
- Shockwave Player 12 (Internet Explorer Plugin)
Although the All in One Runtimes package is designed with its interface in the German language, it can be used on any computer without any problem. You can download it from the Sereby website. The download size of the package at the time of writing this article is around 345 megeabytes. The large size is due to inclusion of all versions of .NET framework redistributables, JRE and DirectX. After the download, you can just extarct the files from the 7-Zip archive and run the main executable file. You will see the All in One Runtimes window from where you can select or deselect which items you want to install.
If you have already installed a plugin or runtime, then it will not be displayed in the list to avoid any confusion and save time. After selecting the items that you want to install, click on the Install button to proceed. The items you have selected would start to be installed on your system one after another. This is a time consuming process, so you better take a walk in the nature or make yourself a cup of coffee. After the installations are done, you may have to restart your computer.
The All in One Runtimes package makes life easy for all Windows users. You no longer have to manually download multiple files and go through the ordeal of installing them. You can just grab All in One Runtimes package and install all the plugins and runtimes in one shot. This package contains the necessary files for both x86 (32-bit) and x64 (64-bit) Windows systems.
You can download All in One Runtimes package from http://sereby.org/site/AiO.