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Gian Schoeman Feb 14, 2007, 05:34am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Hello All

I have just installed Windows Vista Home Premium in a dual boot configuration.

I have Flight Simulator X on my XP installation but thought that I will now run it on Windows Vista.

I installed Flightsimulator and wjen I try to run it I get the following error:

'The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect.

What could be causing this? Microsofts Website is useless!!!

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Gian


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phil Feb 14, 2007, 04:24pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 'The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect
i found this in another forum via google ...

The Side by Side stuff is something that is installed as part of the setup process, but its not in the Registry, so just doing a registry copy wouldn't make that part work (it's in one of the OS managed directories, probably under C:\Windows or whatever its called in Vista :-> ). This isn't directly related to activation (although the activation code may use one or more of the side by side assemblies), so even if you managed to copy the side by side stuff into the correct locations, the app would still know it wasn't activated under the Vista OS and would still need to be activated.

You should be able to reinstall under Vista with no problem though. There are other things that won't be sync'd between the 2 OS's though, like the FSX.CFG file which is in different places between XP and Vista (the "Documents and Settings" subdir became "Users" for one thing), so anything related to that file (or the other files stored in the same location, like the scenery config file for addons, etc) would need to be kept uptodate by hand (or addons would need to be installed under both OS's). Generally, with most apps these days (at least those with an installer :-> ), you pretty much have to install the app for it to work correctly because of all the various bits and pieces that might need to be registered with the OS (or some subsystem, like COM or the Side by Side stuff, etc).



basically reinstall fs-x

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can't access HWA unless I use a proxy... lol

pfft ..f**k that! (almost sounds like work)
Gian Schoeman Feb 15, 2007, 05:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 'The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect
Thanks, a re-install did it.

Although I now had FSX only on Vista and the performance is abysmal. My PC ratinf for Vista is 4.8 because of my processor. Everything else is either a 5.9 or 5.8

Here are my system specs:

Dell XPS 600
Intel Pentium D 840 3.2GHz
2 Gig Ram
nVidia 7800 GTX 256MB x 2 in SLI with 97.46 drivers
Creative X-Fi Fatality
WD 10000 rpm Raptor 16MB 150Gig

It was running fine in XP but I am really dissapointed with the performance in Vista.

Any advice much appreciated.

Thanks,
Gian

lee pantling Nov 15, 2008, 03:54am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: 'The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect
This problem has annoyed me for months now, so I decided to have another go and I have just worked out how to successfully fix this issue!!!!!!!

The file that has the problem is a manifest file that is required for any program written in Microsoft Visual C.

In my case the file existed but was completely empty. The file is "C:\WINDOWS\WINXSX\MANIFESTS\x86_policy.8.0.microsoft.vc80.mfc_1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b_8.0.50727.762_none_8a14c0566bec5b24.manifest"

As this is a system file, you cannot delete it from Vista (even with admin privileges) so first you have to take ownership of the file. To do, this follow the instructions on this link:

"http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-delete-a-s...sta/"

Once you own the file delete it and then reinstall the program that is failing (MS Flight Sim X Trail in my case).

Everything now works absolutely fine.

Lee.

TamTheBam Nov 15, 2008, 06:03am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Nov 15, 2008, 07:41am EST

 
>> Re: 'The application has failed to start because it's side-by-side configuration is incorrect
FlightSim X is putting a huge strain not only on your GPU but also your CPU depending
also on your graphical settings also. It is quite intensive on your system. I had
7800GTX when the demo was released years back, and back then I'd the 3800 AMDx2
annd 2GB's of RAM and it killed my system - but then I did run it on highest settings
and 16x12 so it was expected...



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