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Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition won’t start and I am getting the error message “The Application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect." Error message “The Application has failed to start because its side-by-si
Posted by on 08 July 2015 01:45 PM

Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition will display this error message when it cannot access the Microsoft visual C++ library. To fix the issue please download the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86) and Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x64) which can be found here:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=3387

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21254

Once downloaded please restart your computer and launch Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition like normal.