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Visual Studio 2005 default console app won't run on windows 7

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I am supporting some programmers doing development on different Visual Studio releases (2005, 2008, 2010).  As a test, I built the default C++ console application in VS-2005 in release mode and tried to run it on Windows 7 machine.  I get a side by side error that refers me to the event viewer, which in turn tells me the following:

Component identity found in manifest does not match the identity of the component requested.  Reference is Microsoft.VC80.CRT...version=8.0.50727.6195.  Definition is Microsoft.VC80.CRT...version="8.0.50727.4053.  Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis,

Web searches indicate that I am missing a redistribution library.  I downloaded and installed vcredist_x86 for both VS5 and VS8 (convenient that they named the files identically for two different versions).  I also tried the VS8 SP1 (VS80sp1-KB2538218-v2-X86-INTL) which does not install on my Win7 machine.

I ran into a similar problem with VS8 and got around it by installing the entire Visual Studio 2008 trial on the machine.  Brute force, I know, but I had a deadline to meet and couldn't waste time futzing with it.  However, installing VS2005 brings its own set of brick walls, and obviously I can't suggest this to the developers for end-user deployment.

Thank you for any assistance on this problem.

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