A couple of years ago, I wrote my first few C++ programs with Dev-C++. My brother tested them out on his old Compaq, and they worked fine. At some point I upgraded to Visual C++ and ultimately to Visual Studio 2008. One thing I noticed was that the programs I compiled on Visual Studio do not work on his Gateway PC......when he tries to run the .exe file, he gets a "Cannot run application because side by side configuration is incorrect. See application log for details." Not sure if that is the exact text, but the side by side configuration and application log remarks I know he saw. I sent one of my old Dev-C++ .exe's to his Gateway and it worked fine. Any of the programs I compile on either of my computers (both are running Visual Studio) work fine on both computers.
What I do not understand is what that error message means or what we can do to deal with it. Any ideas?