Over the last two days I've started to get the "The application has failed to start because the side by side configuration is incorrect." error in Windows 10 when I try to launch various applications. I checked out the Microsoft site and many of the solutions recommend installing Visual C++ redistributables.
However I am unable to do this too as I get the same error when I download the redistributable and try to install it. I went to the Control Panel and tried to uninstall the four Visual C++ redistributables (2013 and 2015), but when I try that I get an error which says, "An error occurred while trying to uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x64)" and that this has already been uninstalled. However, it never disappears from the list of applications in the Control Panel.
The only things that changed on my laptop in the last couple of days: a) Installed a DivX update b) Tried to install Windows updates which keep failing
I suspect the DivX installation has corrupted something on my machine. How would I go about fixing this? I am not able to uninstall DivX either as I get the same old "side-by-side" error.