Hi guys, OK here's what I did. I did a re-install of win 10 but chose the option to keep certain data. Tried to initiate Smart Switch but to no avail. Got the "side by side configuration" error. Installed the said 2008 files and Smart Switch worked. However I could not get over the fact that a massive company like MS would need us to install 2008 files manually to make a simple program work. Therefore I did a re-installation of Win 10 but this time a chose the option to keep nothing, and Hey Presto! Smart Switch worked with no problems and no installing "old" C++ files separately. Just saying. Hope this helps.
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