Need help with W7

By learninmypc
Dec 27, 2012
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  1. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

    My patience is expiring with this. I just got this
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  2. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    Don't have to.

    Can you get by w/ using GE in a browser? Or do you need the full functionality of the program? In post #69, you said the plug-in is up-to-date.
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

    I've been using https://maps.google.com/ but would like the program because of the Layers.
    I was going to post the individual tabs in Google Earth so you could see the settings if you think that might help.
    I'll continue using google in the browser in hopes time will heal this headache.
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,340   +294

  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,340   +294

    My my - - lot's of issues (imo) due to the moving target. First X, then Y, google earth then maps.google.com
    Certainly you know Google Earth has nothing to do with Maps and they are not an alternative one for the other.

    With all your issues, it's starting to beg the question, "Is your system current with Windows Updates?"
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

    Yes, according to WU,it is curent. I'm just curious why it worked fine from the 23rd till the start of this tread:confused:
    Ithink I'm goin to forget about it & be stuck wit sing itin e browser. Tanks jobeard.
    I did do the link inpost 129 & ot this
    Another bug.jpg
    I'm not going to proceed any furher. I'm tired & you've been more than patient. Thank you.
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

    jobeard & cliffordcooley & Rabbit01 & the other helpers, Problem solved. I totally removed the most current version & installed an older version a few days ago & it has been working.
    For obvious reasons I hesitated posting this fearing the repeat syndrome. I know its not cool to install/use older versions, but I don't think this will matter, hopefully. Thank you all for your patience.:)
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    By the way, your pic above says this: in order to install the software, you need the C++ redist that is newer than the currently installed.

    You can get the update via the windows update, or manually - search for 'C++ redist' in Google and install the MS one.
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

  10. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,806   +1,431

    It appears that the first link is an update, and the second link is the whole package. Where as the third link is a listing page for more than the first two links. I would say that since you have a message stating, you currently have a version installed then the update should be all you need. The whole package would be for those who don't currently have a version installed.
  11. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    Not sure if he needs the update. The way I read it is that a newer version has been detected on the computer, so the installation cannot proceed.
     
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,806   +1,431

    Thats actually the way I read it too but it confused me, a newer version should be backward compatible for older dependent apps. What version would need to be installed, if there is an error while running apps that are VC++ dependent?
  13. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

  14. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    Yeah, the error message is confusing. It should have said something like "you already have the most recent version, setup will now exit". Or "would you like to reinstall?"
  15. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Yes, one would think so but that doesn't seem to be case for VC++ redistributables.

    Not speaking with 100% certainty, but based on what I've seen while troubleshooting in the past: A windows app that's built on a VC++ library, needs that same library version installed in order for the app to run. The tricky part is that there are many different "versions" of "assemblies" of the C++ libraries in both 32-bit and 64-bit architecture "flavors". So the trick is tracking down the right flavor of the right assembly and version of the C++ library you need for an app.

    I think most apps tend to install the C++ library they need. If you look under your installed programs you may find a few or quite many different C++ libraries installed. (These are also referred to as "Windows Side-by-side" since all these different versions reside on the machine and Windows dynamicaly selects which library version it needs for an app)

    /* EDIT */
    p.s. Windows Side by Side (Win SxS) was Microsoft's solution/approach for what once referred to as "dll hell".
  16. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,806   +1,431

    Off-topic but:

    Unfortunately that approach more than doubled the space requirement for a Windows install. Not to mention all the DLL duplications (or should I just say multiple versions of the same DLL) that are never needed by the end user.
  17. Rabbit01

    Rabbit01 TechSpot Booster Posts: 891   +39

    Just ran the VC++ 2010 SP1 redistributable and updated mine from 10.0.30319 to 10.0.40219. I then re-ran the program to see whether the error msg in post #131 would come up. It didn't. Instead I got this, I got the same message when I ran the VC++ 2010 redist. I then exited the install.Not sure what would cause that error msg to come up. Maybe failed/incomplete install in the past?

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  18. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

    Ok, reading from post # 135 its over my head. :confused: alot of it is over my head.
  19. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,428   +618

    Ha. This whole thing sounds like a clusterf*** to me. :D
  20. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

  21. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

    For what it may be worth, I found this in Avast.
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  22. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,361   +167

    Au contraire! Sometimes using the previous version is the BEST, and only, solution when that's the one that works! Run with the old version and you might try updating again in a few months (as the problem might be in the current version)

    Painfully true! The Winsxs folder on my Win 7 installation is a whopping 8.3GB! (slightly more then half of the Windows folder)

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  23. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,164   +228

    Well, I'm not sure if this helped http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/question-regarding-kb2670838.190372/
    , but I've been using the latest version of Google Earth for a couple of days now & no errors at all. My fingers are crossed. Thanks everybody.(y)


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