After Installing Discoverer Desktop (188.8.131.52.0) on windows 7 I got this error when i started the discoverer desktop. "The program can't start becuase MSVCR71.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this proble"
After doing a bit googling i found out the following steps will fix the issue and start Discoverer desktop normally .
Dwnload MSVCR71.dll from dll-files.com website, extract it and copy the particular file to C:\Windows\System32, if you are using 64bit copy the file to C:\Windows\SysWOW64
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