side-by-side configuration is incorrect

Hi All,

I just built a Windows 7 box and pulled down a version of Blender from

Blender will not launch and I get this message.

The application failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

What does this mean and how can I fix it so I can launch Blender?


Try installing the MS Visual C++ package

Thank you, that fixed it.

I just figured a new Windows 7 would have a 2008 update installed by default…?

i did this and it didnt work :confused:

oh oops nvm sorry :stuck_out_tongue: i accidently installed the x86 version my bad. thanks ya