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.”

Staff Asked on August 13, 2018 in Microsoft Windows.
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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“Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing” could be caused by an outdated Windows version which your Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 is not compatible. 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.

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For Windows 8: Click Windows Start, type Check for updates and select Check for updates.

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


For Windows 10: Click Windows Start, type Check for updates and press Enter key.

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

Step 2. Reinstall or Repair Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

  1. Download Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 here.
  2. Run the Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.
  3. Install or Repair  Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015.
Staff Answered on August 14, 2018.
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