Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8 [SOLVED]

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maximo31
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Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8 [SOLVED]

Post by maximo31 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:33 pm

Hi,

when i try to open Audacity in my Windows 8, it gives me the following error:

"The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application"


Can you help me to solve this, please?

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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8

Post by steve » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:41 pm

maximo31 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:33 pm
"The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application"
Is that all it says, or is there additional information?
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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8

Post by maximo31 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:30 pm

steve wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:41 pm
maximo31 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:33 pm
"The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click OK to close the application"
Is that all it says, or is there additional information?
It only says this

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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8

Post by steve » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:53 pm

Audacity requires "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 " which may not be present on older Windows systems. You can get it from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/downloa ... x?id=48145
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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8

Post by maximo31 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:13 pm

steve wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:53 pm
Audacity requires "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 " which may not be present on older Windows systems. You can get it from here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ie/downloa ... x?id=48145
I have Visual C++ Redistributable for VS 2015 version 14.0.24215.1 installed.

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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8

Post by steve » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:39 pm

Were you previously using an earlier version of Audacity on this machine? If so, which version?
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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8

Post by maximo31 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:00 am

steve wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:39 pm
Were you previously using an earlier version of Audacity on this machine? If so, which version?
Never used any version of Audacity. This is the first time i install it on my pc.

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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8

Post by steve » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:31 am

The only references that I can find to this specific error are with unofficial builds of Audacity. Where did you get Audacity from? (please post a link to the web page).
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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8

Post by maximo31 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:59 am

steve wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:31 am
The only references that I can find to this specific error are with unofficial builds of Audacity. Where did you get Audacity from? (please post a link to the web page).
I downloaded Audacity from the official website: https://www.audacityteam.org/download/windows/

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Re: Cannot launch Audacity 2.3.0 in Windows 8 [SOLVED]

Post by maximo31 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:47 pm

I finally solved the problem!

Just uninstalled Microsoft C++ Redistributable VS 2015 and installed it again.

Thanks for the help!

Best regards!
Last edited by steve on Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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