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Author: Sonia Ward
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I got an error while I was downloading my Windows 7 operating system. This is the message:

“Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\$WINDOS.~BT\Sources\setup.exe

Abnormal program termination.”

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# Comment Id: 42827

The Microsoft Visual C++ Library Runtime Error is an error that is usually caused by internal conflicts between programs and applications that you have installed on your computer, and therefore you will need to fix it as follows:

  1. On your computer, you will click” Start”, and then you will click “Run”.
  2. In the Open box, you will need to type “msconfig.exe”, and then you will click OK.
  3. Then you will go to the “General” tab, and there you will choose “Selective startup”.
  4. Then on the “Startup” tab, you will need to click to clear all check boxes except for the one labeled “MoSearch”.
  5. And finally you will click OK, followed by Yes in case you are prompted to restart the computer.

-Clair Charles

# Comment Id: 151034

The problem here is not really with Microsoft Visual C++ since it is only a component required by most programs running in Microsoft Windows. I think the error started in the setup.exe file when you open it. If you are trying to install a program, make sure it is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP.

Most often than not when this error happens during the installation, there is already something wrong with the program’s compatibility over your operating system. If this is the case then you need to find another version that will work or that supports your operating system. If you downloaded the program you are trying to install, check the website for its system requirements.

You may be installing a program that doesn’t support your operating system. If you are only downloading Windows 7, I don’t think this error will happen. Downloading files especially installers don’t throw out errors associated to Microsoft Visual C++. Errors like this only happen during program execution. If you are upgrading your Windows XP to Windows 7, read the documentation again for proper procedure.

You may be missing out something. Visit Microsoft again then search the right procedure on upgrading Windows XP to Windows 7.

Sharath Reddy