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If you install MySQL Workbench in Windows 7 (x64) and attempt to launch the application, you may notice it does not launch. If you look in the Event log for Applications, you may find similar to the following:

Log Name: Application

Source: .NET Runtime

Date: 10/31/2011 12:39:23 PM

Event ID: 1026

Task Category: None

Level: Error

Keywords: Classic

User: N/A

Computer: Windows7machine

Description:

Application: MySQLWorkbench.exe

Framework Version: v4.0.30319

Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.

Exception Info: System.TypeInitializationException

Stack:

at MySQL.GUI.Workbench.Program.Main(System.String[])

Event Xml:

1026

2

0

0x80000000000000

1407

Application

Windows7machine

Application: MySQLWorkbench.exe

Framework Version: v4.0.30319

Description: The process was terminated due to an unhandled exception.

Exception Info: System.TypeInitializationException

Stack:

at MySQL.GUI.Workbench.Program.Main(System.String[])

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To resolve the problem, make sure you have the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86) installed. This is required on both x86 and x64 Windows 7 environment.