Question Any way to prevent auto-installation of redists?

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I find it very annoying that installers for certain programs and games forcefully auto-install outdated versions of redist packages I already have. For example GTA 4's installer will forcefully install ancient versions of MS Visual C++ 2005 x86 and GFWL, or Steam always installs MS Visual C++ when you install a new game. Is there anyway to prevent this so that I don't have to uninstall and reinstall redist packages?
 

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