How to Fix “side by side configuration is incorrect” Error

The “side by side configuration is incorrect” error can be seen if you are on Windows 10. Many users tried to launch, install and uninstall a program. You can fix this error by following the methods given below.

Method 1: Try new installer

If you see this error while trying to install a program, the installer or installation packages is corrupted. You have to download a correct installer to set up the program. You can download the latest version from the official website of the program’s. You won’t see the error now, if it came from the orginal installer.

Method 2: Reinstall the program

The program may be corrupted if the error occurs while you are launching the program. Reinstalling the program can fix your problems. To do so, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Press the Windows logo key+R at the same time to open the Run box.
Step 2: In the run box Search for the “Control”

Step 3: Select the Programs and Features.

Step 4: To uninstall the program, right click on it and choose to uninstall.

Step 5: Download the latest version of the file from the official website and then install it on your computer.

Step 6: Launch the program and see whether the errors are fixed.

Method 3:

If you have corrupted files on your system, you may get this error. To scan your computer for corrupted file and get repaired, do follow the steps:

Step 1: In the Start menu, Search for Run dialogue box.
Step 2: Open and run the “Command Prompt” as “Run as administrator”
Step 3: Enter the following command sfc /scannow in the cmd prompt and press enter.
Step 4: It may take a little time to complete the Scan.
Step 5: To check whether the error is gone, go back to the cmd prompt, and type “DISM.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth” and press enter.
Step 6: Wait for the process gets complete.


These methods can Fix The application has failed to start because the side-by-side configuration is incorrect error. If you are facing any issues or any doubts while following our guide, Kindly leave a comment below. We will get back to you with the most possible and suitable solution.

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