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Side by Side configuration error

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    Windows 7

    Side by Side configuration error


    I have two operatings systems. Windows 7 on one drive and Windows 8 on the other. I have a program called PowerDirector 11 installed on the Windows 7 drive. I went to install the said program on the Windows 8 drive, (to be able to access it from either drive) and when I try to open or run the .exe, I get the error "The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more details." Not much information in the application event log. Don't know if anyone else has had this problem with Windows 8? Thanks in advance for any kind of help or suggestions.

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    India
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    Windows 7 x64/ Windows 8.1 x64
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    That's a great collection of all of those Visual C++ packages, all in one place. When I get that error it's usually associated with the 2005 package.
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    Windows 7


    That took care of the problem. Opens just fine now. Thanks for the help and insight! Michael
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    windows 8


    Hi! My pc just automatically updated and when I logged in this error came out. My os is windows 8. Please help me solve the problem. I just dont know where to start. How did you solve yours?
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