TortoiseSVN side-by-side configuration is incorrect

After upgrading to the latest version of TortoiseSVN (, it's context menu is no longer available.

When attempting to run it manually, I get this error:

The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect.
Please see the application event log for more detail

The application log shows this

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoiseSVN.dll". 
Dependent Assembly Microsoft.VC90.CRT,processorArchitecture="x86",publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b",type="win32",version="9.0.30411.0" could not be found. 
Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.
20.08.2008 23:02:18

I remembered I'd seen this thing before just after posting to SO

It seems that later versions of TortoiseSVN are built with Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (hence the 9.0.30411.0 build number)

Installing the VC2008 SP1 Redistributable fixes it

20.08.2008 23:03:53
For the 64bit version of TortoiseSVN you need the 64bit redistributable, found at….
James McMahon 30.05.2009 17:44:55

Confirmed working on windows 7 x64.

2.11.2009 22:40:17