How To Fix api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll Is Missing Error OnWindows 10/8/7

In this tutorial, learn how to fix “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer” error when you try to open a file or a program on your Windows computer.

Let me explain first why is api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing?

The api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file is including in Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. If your existing one is missing, corrupted or incompatible, or there’s no this software you could probably then face this error.

api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll Is Missing
Skype.exe – System Error: The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer

Before you begin, ensure that your Windows is updated and scan your computer for virus and spyware. In addition, you also run the System File Checker tool to repair missing or corrupted system files. If it does not, here is what you can do to fix.

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How To Fix The api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll Is Missing Error On Windows 10/8/7

Method 1. Repair installed Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package

If you have already installed Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package on your computer, but you face the error, you can try to repair it to solve this problem. To do that, follow these steps below:

Step 1. Click Start menu and type “Control Panel” in the search box. Then select Control Panel from the results.
Step 2. Go to “Programs and Features” section under the Small icons pane. Then locate Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) (for 64-bit machine). Right-click on it > click on Change button
Step 3. Click on the Repair button.

Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the repair.
Step 4. Restart your computer.

Method 2. Download the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file

If the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file is missing, then downloading the missing dll file from the internet and pasting it to a particular place is not the actual way. To do this, follow these steps below:

Step 1Go this link to download the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file.
Step 2. Download the file according to your Windows PC:
– For Windows 32-Bit -> select 32-Bit File
– For Windows 64-Bit -> select 64 Bit File

Step 3. Extract the vcruntime140.dll file from the downloaded Zip-File/s.
Step 4. Copy/Paste the file/s into the designated folder: C:\Windows\System32
Step 5. Restart your Windows PC.

Method 3. Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Update
If this problem still persists, you may need to download and install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Update from the Microsoft’s official website. You need to select the appropriate file for your version of Windows (i.e. x64 for the 64-bit version of Windows and x86 for the 32-bit version).

Method 4. Install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

Like the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package, some programs use the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017. Maybe you need to install this one. You can download the package by clicking here.
Hope something helps you.

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