Fix side by side error windows 10

Fix: Error “The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration …” in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10, and you are seeing a ” by side configuration is incorrect ” error, you are not the only one. Many Windows 10 users have reported that they encountered this error after they tried to launch, install, or uninstall a program.

Sửa lỗi side by side windows 10

But the good news is you can fix this. Here are four fixes you can try. You may not have to try them all. Just work from the top down until you find the one that works.

  • Method 1: Try a different installer
  • Method 2: Reinstall the problem program
  • Method 3: Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable package
  • Method 4: Run a system check
  • Method 5: Reset your system

Method 1: Try a different installer

If you see this error when you try to install a program, it’s possible that the installer or installation package is damaged. In this case, you should download a correct installer to install the program. You can download the latest version from the program’s official website. Then try to install it on your computer. If the error occurred from the original installer, you won’t see the error now.

Method 2: Reinstall the problem program

If the error occurs when you start a program, the program may be corrupted. Reinstalling the problem program is very helpful to fix your problem. Do like that:

1) On your keyboard, press Windows logo key + R at the same time to open the Run box.  

2) Type ” control ” and press Enter to open Control Panel.

control

3) Select Large icons in the View drop-down menu.

Large icons

4) Click Programs and Features .

Programs and Features

5) Right-click on the problem program and select Uninstall .

Uninstall

6) Download the latest version of your program from its official website and install it on your computer.

7) Launch your program and see if this fixes the error.

Method 3: Reinstall the Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable package

A “side by side configuration is incorrect” error can occur because the Visual C ++ runtime on your computer is corrupted or missing. Reinstalling the Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable Packages on your computer can help you recover corrupted or lost runtime. Do like that:

1) On your keyboard, press Windows logo key + R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type ” control ” and press Enter to open Control Panel.

control

3) Select Large icons in the View by drop-down menu.

Large icons

4) Click Programs and Features .

Programs and Features

5) Delete any Visual C ++ Redistributable (right click on each program with the name ” Microsoft Visual C ++ XXXX Redistributable ” and then choose Uninstall ).

Uninstaller Microsoft Visual C

6) Go to the Microsoft Visual C ++ download site to download the programs you have just uninstalled. Then install them on your computer.

7) Reboot your computer. If this method worked for you, the error won’t bother you anymore.

Method 4: Run a system check

The error can also occur because there are corrupt system files on your Windows 10 system. You should run some system checks to scan your computer and perform a repair. Do like that:

1) Click Start (Windows logo) at the bottom left of the screen, then type ” cmd “.

2) Right click on ” Command Prompt ” and select ” Run as administrator “.

3) Type ” sfc / scannow ” and press Enter on your keyboard.

sfc /scannow

4) Wait for the scan to complete. Then check to see if the error is gone.

5) If the problem persists, go back to the Command Prompt, then type ” DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth ” and press Enter .

DISM.exe/Online/Cleanup-image/Restorehealth

6) Wait until the process is completed. Then check to see if this fixes the error.

Method 5: Reset your system

If none of the above methods helped you, you should try resetting Windows 10 to fix the error.

IMPORTANT : This will delete all your files and programs. So before you continue, you should create a backup of your important files and put it in a safe place.

To reset your Windows 10:

1) Click Start (Windows logo) at the bottom left of the screen, then select Settings (gear icon).

Cài đặt Windows 10

2) Click Update & Security .

Update & Security

3) Choose Remove everything .

Remove everything

4) Wait for the system to complete the reset process.

5) Install and start the program that caused the error. If this method worked, you should not see the error anymore