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."

Windows XP:
"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.