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Windows 7: Side-by-side configuration incorrect on all 32bit .exe programs

20 Dec 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
Side-by-side configuration incorrect on all 32bit .exe programs


I cant remeber if i did anything out of the ordinary when it started, but some time ago(some time ago becouse i havn't had time to fix it) when i started my Windows 7 64bit ASUS laptop every time i opened an .exe file, it said side-by-side configuration incorrect. Later i found out it only happened to x86 programs. Don't know if there is an connection, but windows explorer wasn't working either at all after the same boot, but i managed to get it working again by disabling two shell extensions. (one preinstalled from ASUS, and one named XPClient.FileSystemBrowser.BackupContextMenuExtension.BackupContextMenuExtension)

I've seen some saying to reinstall microsoft visual c++, but as it isn't any 64bit installer, so its impossible at the moment.

(I already posted this in the general discussion, but i think it was the wrong forum, so i reposted it here. Is it possible to delete the previous thread?)

Any suggestions?

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23 Dec 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 10 Home x64

Welcome to Seven Forums janstephan. Actually, there are both versions for x64 systems. Here are the versions I have on my system

Side-by-side configuration incorrect on all 32bit .exe programs-c-.jpg

Here are the downloads for C++ 2005

Here are the 2 downloads for C++ 2008

Here are the 2 downloads for C++ 2010

Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x64) from Official Microsoft Download Center

Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) from Official Microsoft Download Center

There are also various SP1 versions, etc. Determine what versions you have already.

Start> In search box type Add or remove programs> Enter

Scroll down to Microsoft Visual C++

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