The application has failed to start side configuration is incorrect

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    Want to fix "The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect"? This problem is caused by a conflict with several files in the 2008 version of the C library execution.

    "The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect" is an error that appears when the application cannot load the Visual C++ file needed to run it. This library is part of the version of Visual Studio, the version number starts with 9.0. This library can be installed with several Microsoft and third-party products.

    The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect
    Error: The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect

    It can also appear due to file system corruption. In most cases, this error is resolved by installing the c ++ 2013 distribution package.

    Install Microsoft Visual C ++ 2013 Redistributable

    To fix this issue "The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect", we will install the Microsoft Visual C ++ 2013 Redistributable package. Follow the steps below:

    1. Open this Visual C++ Redistributable  Downalod link at Microsoft Store.
    2. Select your language and click the download button.
    3. Download the executable though the link and Install it.
    4. Restart your computer.
    If the problem still is showing up, we need to go ahead and check for following. But are facing issue with your Chrome? People using Chrome browser get similar error "Downloading Proxy Script".

    Run the System File Checker SFC scan

    If the problem continues, we analyze the system file. For that, continue as follows:

    1. Press "Windows key + X" to display the pop-up window on the Start menu and select "Command Prompt (Administrator)" from the list.
    2. In the cmd console, type the command "sfc /scannow" without quotes and press Enter.
    3. The complete scan will now begin and require some time. When finished, close the terminal.
    4. Restart your computer.

    Use Microsoft Troubleshooter

    To solve "The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect", we have one more way. Open this link and download the file called "CSSEmerg67758" - Download.

    1. This is a troubleshooter by Microsoft (and has digitally signed certificate in it).
    2. Open the installer and select "Next".
    3. Follow all steps on troubleshooter and complete the full scan.
    4. Restart your computer when the process is finished

    Using Registry Editor REGEDIT


    • Type run in Cortana search box to open Run application. 
    • Type regedit and press Enter. After the registry editor opens, open this key -

    Computer \ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ SideBySide \ Winners \ x86_policy.9.0.microsoft.vc90.crt_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_none_02d0010672fd8219 \ 9.0

    • Now check that you find a string value called default.
    • Double-click on it and change the value of the Data to match the third value in BINARY, as shown in the screenshot above.
    • Restart your computer so that the changes take effect.
    This is pretty much of it. Now if you have followed each step, you will not see this "side-by-side configuration is incorrect" error any more. Good luck.