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OpenGL Can't get my GLSL shader to work in Windows

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I'm a beginner when it comes to shaders.    I'm stuck right at the start, because I can't get the basic shaders to work at all.
Some specs:
I have Windows 7, a four core desktop computer, with 4 gigs of ram.     My graphics card is a Raedon ASUS EAH6670, which supports OpenGL 4.1.    When I check to see what version of OpenGL I have, I get 4.2.
I'm trying the code from a youtube tutorial created by James King. Here is where he tells you where you can download his code.
I went to github and downloaded his code here https://github.com/1kingja/graphics
I compiled it and ran it, and right away I get the following errors, which I have not been able to solve:
"Vertex shader failed to compile with the following errors:
ERROR: 0:1 error(#106) Version number not supported by GL2
ERROR: error(#273) 1 compilation errors.  No code generated"
  I'm confused by this, because it seems to be saying I have OpenGL version 2, when I'm told elsewhere, both by the glGetString(GL_VERSION) function and by a stand alone application, that I have version 4.2.
  Does anyone here have an idea what I'm doing wrong?   
   Many thanks for any help!

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