Posted by CANbike on Fri, 12 Jun 2015

Windows XP: Application Configuration is Incorrect

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

Garmin MetroGuide Canada Version 5 was found for a really cheap price. Great, I thought, as the maps are unlocked and can be installed on an unlimited number of devices.

Only issue is Windows 2000 or newer is required.

Next thought, though, was can this be ported to Mac OS X? Answer is yes.

Garmin MapConverter can convert the maps and unlock codes on a Windows PC to the Macintosh format. However, MapConverter requires an “IBM-compatible PC running Windows XP or later operating system”.

Simple enough, it seemed.

Garmin MapConverter Installation Attempt 1

An old computer was dusted off and a fresh copy of Windows XP (Service Pack 2) was installed. Unfortunately, there was no auto-update as Microsoft had stopped supporting XP in 2014.

Anyway, after downloading Garmin MapConverter and executing the file, the following error message apeared,

“This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.”

DOH!

Garmin MapConverter Installation Attempt 2

The error message resulted from the lack of XP updates.

The following were manually downloaded from Microsoft’s website and installed:

  • Windows XP Service Pack 3 Network Installation Package for IT Professionals and Developers
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86)

After rebooting the computer, an attempt was made to install Garmin MapConverter again and . . . Presto! Everything ran as it should.