Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing
What is error message ‘Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing’?
“Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing” is an error that may occur when trying to open a program or file on your Windows computer but you are unable to. The api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file is part of Microsoft C++ Redistributable for Viral Studio 2015. If the software is missing, incompatible or corrupted, the error may occur.
The complete error may manifest as, “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.”
How can you fix ‘Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing’?
Some of the common fixes include:
- Doing a Windows Update
Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.
Solution 1. Do a Windows Update
“Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing” could be caused by an outdated Windows version, which your Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 is not compatible with. To fix this, update your Windows to the latest version available then reinstall or repair your Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. Please see the instructions below or watch it here on YouTube.
Step 1. Windows Update
For Windows 7: Go to Control Panel ==> System and Security ==> Windows Update ==>Install Updates.
For Windows 8: Click Windows Start, type Check for updates and select Check for updates.
For Windows 10: Click Windows Start, type Check for updates and press Enter key.
Step 2. Reinstall or Repair Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015