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CRRedist 2010 x64 msi hit: A Common Problem and a Simple Solution for Crystal Reports Users


What is CRRedist 2010 x64 msi hit?




If you are a developer or a user of applications that use Crystal Reports, you might have encountered an error message like this:




crredist 2010 x64 msi hit



An error has occurred while attempting to load the Crystal Reports runtime. Either the Crystal Reports registry key permissions are insufficient, or the Crystal Reports runtime is not installed correctly. Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi) containing the correct version of the Crystal Reports runtime (x86, x64, or Itanium) required. Please go to [4](http://www.businessobjects.com/support) for more information.


This error can be frustrating and confusing, especially if you don't know what CRRedist is and why you need it. In this article, we will explain what CRRedist is, what are the different versions available, how to download and install it, and how to fix this error.


What is Crystal Reports?




Crystal Reports is a popular Crystal Reports is a popular reporting tool that allows you to create, design, and deliver interactive and dynamic reports from various data sources. It is widely used by developers and business users to create reports for desktop, web, and mobile applications. Crystal Reports can connect to databases, spreadsheets, text files, XML files, and other data sources, and can generate reports in various formats, such as PDF, HTML, Excel, Word, and more.


What is CRRedist?




CRRedist stands for Crystal Reports Redistributable Package. It is a package that contains the Crystal Reports runtime files that are required to run applications that use Crystal Reports. The runtime files are the libraries and components that enable the application to process and display the reports. Without the runtime files, the application will not be able to load the Crystal Reports engine and will show an error message.


The CRRedist package is usually included with the application installer or provided separately by the developer or vendor of the application. The CRRedist package must match the version of Crystal Reports that was used to create the reports in the application. For example, if the application uses Crystal Reports 2010, then it needs the CRRedist 2010 package.


What are the different versions of CRRedist?




There are different versions of CRRedist available for different versions of Crystal Reports and different platforms. The most common versions are:


CRRedist 2008 x86




This version is for applications that use Crystal Reports 2008 and run on 32-bit (x86) platforms. It can be downloaded from [1](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=100122).


CRRedist 2010 x64




This version is for applications that use Crystal Reports 2010 and run on 64-bit (x64) platforms. It can be downloaded from [2](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=100123).


CRRedist 2010 x86




This version is for applications that use Crystal Reports 2010 and run on 32-bit (x86) platforms. It can be downloaded from [3](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=100124).


CRRedist 2012 x64




This version is for applications that use Crystal Reports 2012 and run on 64-bit (x64) platforms. It can be downloaded from [4](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=100125).


CRRedist 2012 x86




This version is for applications that use Crystal Reports 2012 and run on 32-bit (x86) platforms. It can be downloaded from [5](https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=100126).


How to download and install CRRedist?




To download and install CRRedist, you need to follow these steps:


How to download CRRedist?




To download CRRedist, you need to go to the appropriate link for your version and platform from the list above. You will be redirected to a Microsoft Download Center page where you can click on the Download button. You will be asked to save a file named CRRedist*.msi where * is the version and platform of your choice. For example, if you want to download CRRedist 2010 x64, you will save a file named CRRedist2010_x64.msi.


How to install CRRedist?




To install CRRedist, you need to double-click on the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need administrator privileges to install CRRedist on your machine. You will also need to accept the license agreement and choose a destination folder for the installation. The installation process may take a few minutes depending on your system configuration.


After the installation is complete, you will see a message saying that CRRedist has been successfully installed on your machine. You can now run your application that uses Crystal Reports without any error.


How to fix the error "Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi)"?




If you still see the error message "Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi)" after installing CRRedist, it means that either you have installed the wrong version of CRRedist or your Crystal Reports runtime is corrupted or incompatible with your application. To fix this error, you need to do the following:


What causes this error?




This error This error can be caused by several factors, such as:


  • You have installed the wrong version of CRRedist for your application. For example, you have installed CRRedist 2010 x64 for an application that uses Crystal Reports 2008 x86.



  • You have installed the wrong version of CRRedist for your platform. For example, you have installed CRRedist 2010 x86 for a 64-bit machine.



  • You have installed multiple versions of CRRedist on your machine and they are conflicting with each other. For example, you have installed CRRedist 2008 x86 and CRRedist 2010 x64 on the same machine.



  • Your Crystal Reports runtime is corrupted or damaged by a virus, malware, or other software. For example, some files or registry entries of the runtime are missing or modified.



  • Your Crystal Reports runtime is incompatible with your application or operating system. For example, your application uses a newer or older version of Crystal Reports than the runtime installed on your machine.



How to check the version of Crystal Reports runtime installed on your machine?




To check the version of Crystal Reports runtime installed on your machine, you can use one of the following methods:


  • Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and look for Crystal Reports Runtime in the list of installed programs. You will see the version and platform of the runtime next to the name.



  • Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0\Common\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\win32_x86 (or C:\Program Files\SAP BusinessObjects\Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0\Common\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\win64_x64 for 64-bit machines) and look for a file named crpe32.dll (or crpe64.dll for 64-bit machines). Right-click on the file and select Properties > Details. You will see the version and platform of the runtime in the File description and File version fields.



  • Go to C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine\ (or C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\assembly\GAC_MSIL\CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine\v4.0_13.0.2000.0__692fbea5521e1304 for .NET Framework 4) and look for a file named CrystalDecisions.CrystalReports.Engine.dll. Right-click on the file and select Properties > Details. You will see the version and platform of the runtime in the File description and File version fields.



How to uninstall or repair Crystal Reports runtime?




To uninstall or repair Crystal Reports runtime, you can use one of the following methods:


  • Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and look for Crystal Reports Runtime in the list of installed programs. Right-click on it and select Uninstall or Repair. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.



  • Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0\Common\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\win32_x86 (or C:\Program Files\SAP BusinessObjects\Crystal Reports for .NET Framework 4.0\Common\SAP BusinessObjects Enterprise XI 4.0\win64_x64 for 64-bit machines) and look for a file named CRRedist*.msi where * is the version and platform of your runtime. Double-click on it and select Uninstall or Repair. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.



How to install the correct version of Crystal Reports runtime?




To install the correct version of Crystal Reports runtime, you need to do the following:


  • Determine the version and platform of Crystal Reports that your application uses. You can ask the developer or vendor of your application or check the documentation or website of your application.



  • Download the appropriate CRRedist package from the links provided above according to your application's version and platform.



  • Install the CRRedist package by double-clicking on it and following the instructions on the screen.



  • Restart your machine if prompted.



  • Run your application that uses Crystal Reports and check if the error is resolved.



Conclusion




In this article, we have explained what CRRedist is, what are the different versions available, how to download and install it, and how to fix the error "Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi)". We hope that this In this article, we have explained what CRRedist is, what are the different versions available, how to download and install it, and how to fix the error "Please install the appropriate Crystal Reports redistributable (CRRedist*.msi)". We hope that this article has helped you to understand and solve this issue. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us or leave a comment below. Thank you for reading and happy reporting!


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions and answers related to the topic:


Q: What is the difference between Crystal Reports and Crystal Reports runtime?




A: Crystal Reports is a reporting tool that allows you to create, design, and deliver interactive and dynamic reports from various data sources. Crystal Reports runtime is a package that contains the libraries and components that enable the application to process and display the reports created by Crystal Reports.


Q: Do I need to install Crystal Reports on my machine to run applications that use Crystal Reports?




A: No, you do not need to install Crystal Reports on your machine to run applications that use Crystal Reports. You only need to install the appropriate CRRedist package that matches the version and platform of your application.


Q: How can I find out which version of CRRedist I have installed on my machine?




A: You can find out which version of CRRedist you have installed on your machine by using one of the methods described above in the section "How to check the version of Crystal Reports runtime installed on your machine?"


Q: How can I update or upgrade my CRRedist package?




A: You can update or upgrade your CRRedist package by downloading and installing the latest version of CRRedist from the links provided above. You may need to uninstall the previous version of CRRedist before installing the new one.


Q: Where can I get more information or support about CRRedist or Crystal Reports?




A: You can get more information or support about CRRedist or Crystal Reports from the following sources:


  • The official website of SAP Crystal Solutions: [6](https://www.sap.com/products/crystal-reports.html)



  • The official documentation of SAP Crystal Reports: [7](https://help.sap.com/viewer/product/SAP_CRYSTAL_REPORTS/)



  • The official forum of SAP Crystal Reports: [8](https://answers.sap.com/tags/01200615320800000705)



  • The official blog of SAP Crystal Reports: [9](https://blogs.sap.com/tags/01200615320800000705/)



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