Hi janecraft (there is ALWAYS time for a short salutation especially if you are asking for help on a community board. It's a matter of politeness),
I have splitted your question from the sticky announcement. Please don't use announcements or stickys for support questions.
The runtime libraries needs to be accessible on the computer you are trying to start the xampp component.
So if you are trying to start it from an usb drive from multiple computers, the runtime needs to be accessible on all of them.
Normally you could simply include the runtime files in your xampp application (same way it done with the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 runtimes for the apache compilation in XAMPP 1.8.0), but never tried this.
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