VCOMP90.DLL missing

Hello,

when trying to start up blender2.49 i keep recieving the messege “VCOMP90.DLL missing”.
I did a search via start-menu (i.e. windows explorer) and no VCOMP90.DLL was found.
Now i studied about 10 other threads to simaler cases and tried to apply those solutions but none there really fits my problem, so pleeeeeze excuse my ignorance or stupidity, but…:

  1. where should that file be?
  2. what is it for?
  3. where to get it?
  4. what actually is a runtime?

Thanx to all responders :slight_smile:

Have you tried installing http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=15336

Hi and thanx for the fast respond :slight_smile:

Yes i have it installed and had before that 7 former versions of that package,
and with them blender had been running fine.

As already mentioned it is only since recently (that is like two weeks ago) that blender doesn’t behave anymore.

But do you know if the Visual C++ 2005 redistributable package need to be removed aswell before
installing the newest 2008 version ?

Cheers ! :slight_smile:

But do you know if the Visual C++ 2005 redistributable package need to be removed aswell before
installing the newest 2008 version ?
You shouldn’t need to remove the 2005 before installing the 2008