How to rebuild libvmdk (and possibly any VC project) so that it depends on msvcrt.dll and no longer on msvcrtxxx.dll.
Copy/paste from this post for archiving.
-first install VC2008 express (but should be OK with VC2010 express and possibly newer VS platforms)
-install WDK 7.1
-modify your VC2008 IDE settings search paths (include and libraries) by adding WDK 7.1 paths first in the list
-add msvcrt « legacy translator » library (msvcrt_win2000.obj) to Linker -> Input -> Additional Dependencies for both DLL projects (zlib and libvmdk)
-add specific preprocessor definitions to zlib project :
You should end up with the below, i.e a dependency to a msvcrt.dll