Microsoft Visual C++ runtime error abnormal program termination

Everytime I try to install Rosetta Stone "Microsoft Visual C++ runtime error abnormal program termination" appears. I tried the Microsoft fix it thing but that did not work. Someone please help. I get the message when I download the program from the rosetta stone website. I can install it with the cd but when I run the program it does not come up and the compatability mode wont work. The program is compatable with windows 7 but my computer says its not.

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Last updated April 20, 2019 Views 109,293 Applies to:

A runtime error is a software or hardware problem that prevents a program from working correctly. Runtime errors can occur if you are running two software programs that are not compatible, if your computer has memory problems, or if the computer has been infected with malicious software.
Therefore, I suggest you to check if there are any latest updates available for the program from the manufacturer's site.
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This type of error could be caused if runtime components of Visual C++ libraries are missing or because of third-party software.

Follow the methods listed below:
Method 1:
If the issue is caused due to missing Visual C++ libraries, you may download and install the Runtime components of Visual C++ libraries from the link below:
This error may occur when the Microsoft .NET Framework installation on the computer is damaged or is missing.

Try the below step to reinstall and repair the Microsoft .NET Framework installation on the computer and later check if you can install the software.

a) Click the Start button, click  Control Panel, click Programs, and then click "Turn Windows features on or off." If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

b) Locate Microsoft .NET framework 3.5.1, uncheck the box, click OK and restart the computer.

c) After the restart again open "Turn Windows features on or off" and place  a check mark next to Microsoft .NET framework 3.5.1 and restart the computer.


Step 2

If the above step fails then I would suggest that you manually download and install Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 and 2008 Redistributable Package and check if you can install the software.

In Programs and Features, do you show that you have installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable? If not, download from the links here.
Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package for (X86)
Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Packager for (x64)

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86)

Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package for (x64)

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