(audacity-win-r12360-2.0.4-alpha-debug-10-jun-13, HP530 laptop, Win7Ultimate 32bit)
aving uninstalled all previous versions of Audacity, I downloaded the latest (.exe) to my Downloads directory, double-clicked it, and got an error message "Application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration in incorrect. Please see the application event log or use the command-line sxstrace.exe tool for more detail."
Don't know how to view event-logs. <sxstrace.exe> appears to need options, doesn't visibly do anything. Its desk-top icon shows Audacity has correctly installed in "C:\Program Files\Audacity alpha (debug)\audacity.exe", and plans to start in "C:\Program Files\Audacity alpha (debug)".
Aarghh! I'm stuck, can't work! Will it help to uninstall everything and reinstall 2.0.3?