I need help to install blender 2.49

Hello I need help with installing blender 2.49.
I do not know much about the program blender and I need to download it to open a 3dsMax file and make some 3d modeling. I dont know I might have the wrong program or so I dont know.

I downloaded the zip file for blender 2.49. I have Windows 7 64bit OS.
When I open up the folder I double click on the Blender App I get this error message:
The Application has failed to start because its side by side configuration is incorrect
Then it tells about command-line sxstrace.exe
If I double click on the blenderplayer.exe I get: cant start becaue VCOMP90.DLL is miss from computer.
Can Someone tell me what I need to do or do I need to get a updated version like blender 2.5 or something. Help with this would be most apprecitited

You didn’t read the note underneath the blender download link. http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/
Why not install the 32bit version as this uses an installer rather than a zip file. Will work perfectly on win64 systems.