Those paths look one level too short—you want the path to the folder which holds dazstudio.exe, which I think would normally be C:\Program Files\DAZ 3D\DAZStudio4_64 and C:\Program Files (x86)\DAZ 3D\DAZStudio4_32
Makes you wonder why this is configurable at all. Are we supposed to *know* that’s where dazstudio.exe lives? And that that’s where we need to install the app?
Anyway, I downloaded DAZStudio_188.8.131.52_Win32.exe and ran it, and it installed correctly, including start menu. Ran the program, entered the serial number, seems to work fine.
Then I went back and re-tried the 64 bit version. This time, the 64-bit version installed ... no fatal error when installing the Vis C++ stuff. This makes me think there is a hidden dependency within the 64-bit version of the Vis C++ on something within the 32-bit VisC++. But I may be wrong.
Then I went out and tried to run the 64 bit version of DAZStudio, and wham! Fatal error: “This application has failed to start because MSVCR100.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.” So I de-installed and re-installed the 64 bit version. Same error.
So right now the 32 bit version is working and I’ll run with that. The 64 bit version is dead, no idea why.
Thanks to everyone for your suggestions and help.