Can I Install Vital without Installing Visual Studio?

I recently uninstalled Visual Studio from my Windows machine, and now when I go to run Vital I get an error. I tried reinstalling Vital using the installer and at the end it tries to install Visual Studio C++ along with it. Is Visual Studio a hard requirement? Could I use a different download of C++ instead? Thanks, and sorry if this is more computer-y than Vital-y.

Visual studio is not a requirement but the c++ redistributable is. This is common among all software compiled with visual studio.

Okay, Thank you.