Can't launch Blender on Vista?

Hey everyone, and thanks for noticing my problem. I downloaded Python 2.5, followed by the latest version of Blender. However, when i launch the Blender application, it attempts to bring up the Blender Command Prompt, but shortly after it shows the following message: This application has failed to start because MSVRC71.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem. I did as suggested and re-installed Blender, however it brings up the same message. I just today downloaded Blender on my grandparents Windows XP computer, and it ran first time. If someone can help, please give me a reply. Thanks for your time, Billy.

As written on the Blender download page, you might need to install the VC Redist package from Microsoft.


Oh jeez, I didn’t read that. Sorry for my inconvenience, but thank you very much! I’ll post after I download that. Thanks again!