The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect – how to fix
Users often face the error “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect” on their Windows 10, 8 or even Windows 7 when trying to launch the program. In this article about the reasons of the error and our step-by-step guide on how to fix the error.
Fix The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect by reinstalling Visual C++ Redistributable
The most often reaason of the error “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect” is wrong work of Visual C++ 2008 or Visula C++ 2010 that are required to run the application.
So, all you need to do is:
Head to Programs and features.
Select Visual C++ Redistributable 2008 or 2010 (depending on the version installed in your system).
In such a way uninstall all Microsoft Visual C++: x86 versions and x64 versions.
Reboot your system after you removed all versions of Visual C++.
Try to launch the program that was showing the error and see how it behaves now.
Note! If you get the error while trying to launch some rather old program or a game you might need to reinstall old Visual C++ Redistributable 2005.
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