After installing the software and launching the program for the first time, if you receive an alert that reads:
Windows 8, 7, Vista:
"The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail."
"This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this program."
This means that some files needed for Visual C++ applications have become corrupt or are missing. Reinstalling the C++ runtime environment will fix the issue. You can download the runtime environment from Microsoft's website.