Are you compiling for 64-bit or just compiling on a 64-bit Windows installation?
I am compiling just using the 32bit static libraries (on my 64bit Windows 8.1 OS) in the hopes that I can just cover everyone (correct me if I am wrong about this?). My application is a simple WinAPI c++ utility application. So it's small (<800kb) so it doesn't make sense to distribute the visual c++ redistributable package with my installer. What I am hoping is to package all dependencies (I only use static libraries) into my .exe if possible.