I have the exact same problem. I have done all the update, .net, visual studio x86 x64 etc and still nothing. I get the error "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc000007b). Click ok to close the application". I also can not get Dirt 3 to load from steam either. I might as well burn my money as this is stupid. Please can someone help? My OS is Windows 8.1 64 bit.