Can't run FreeCAD on Windows XP

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csanyi_pal
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Can't run FreeCAD on Windows XP

Postby csanyi_pal » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:54 pm

Hi, I have downloaded FreeCAD_0.11.4474_x86_setup.msi and have installed it successfully, but when I start FreeCad GUI I get error: "The application can't start, because the configuration is wrong. The reinstallation of the application may solve the problem." Something like that.

The Windows XP has Service Pack 3 installed.

What could be wrong? How can I solve this problem?

Best Regards, Pal
Regards from Pál
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Re: Can't run FreeCAD on Windows XP

Postby wmayer » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:33 am

csanyi_pal
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Re: Can't run FreeCAD on Windows XP

Postby csanyi_pal » Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:06 pm

wmayer wrote:This should solve the issue: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1066&p=8289&hilit=vc%2Aredist#p8289
Yes, it did solve the issue.

I have installed before some version of vcredist_x86, but when I installed the

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29

version, FreeCAD start normal and I can use it. Thanks!
Regards from Pál