i installed the 2008 version as you suggested and it did help to solve the side by side configuration problem. However, another error came up. It prompted "the ordinal 12404 could not be located in the dynamic link library". Anyone knows what may the solution to ths be?
I have the same problem. Problem is not fixed. Error 120something came up, reinstalled the C++ pacage but no result. This side-to-side problem will remain :/
Edit: after installing it 1850 times it worked. I downloaded this one:
EVEN if I have 64bit computer