I tried what you suggested.
Either it can't work, or I couldn't do it right
Yet another big headache was on its way... v_v#
But then I used your suggestion to reformulate my query in google.
So I came across a webpage suggesting a neat thing: use the /MT option, instead of /MD, which will statically link to the runtime.
In this way the compiled exe won't look for the DLL to link to at run-time, but it'll use its own copy of it, incorporated at compile time.
The cons of this method are 2:
1) the final compiled exe is bigger than normal;
2) in case of a multi-project solution, all of the projects have to be compiled with /MT.
The pro is: the program is sure to run on any Win OS, no matter what runtime is available.
Thanks for your time,
Ciao ciao : )