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Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

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By Genesis and InahUpdated on June 4th, 2022

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.

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“Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing” could be caused by an outdated Windows version, which your Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio is not compatible with.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. Please see the video instructions below.

Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio here.