(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?

hanks, Tony