Why am I Getting The Error "“The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect"?

Usually this indicates that something has gone wrong during the installation of the Microsoft Redistributable.

To fix this, go into the “C:\Program Files (x86)\ Aspire Trial Edition 4.0\” folder. In this folder, you will find a file named “vcredist_x86.exe”

Perform whatever is the equivalent of a right hand mouse button click on this file, and select the option to “Run as administrator”.

Please note: You must allow this process to complete, it can take some considerable time on some systems.