api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll Missing Error Fix

Are you receiving an error missing message api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll  on your windows OS 10/8/7? Follow 4 simple steps to fix this error. It is a type of error which can appear while trying to open an Adobe application, for e.g. Microsoft Office, Skype, Corel draw etc. DLL stands for Dynamic Link Libraries. Applications generally require the support of such small files to run or store their code. These files are known as libraries

. When the Operating System is unable to find the DLL required for running an application or if the DLL file gets corrupted then such errors may be displayed like:

“The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer”

We must therefore make sure that Windows is updated and all applications are virus or malware free. Alternatively we can also uninstall and reinstall the program or application that is giving such message.

About and Uses

This error is useful to know that a particular problem persists in the Dynamic Link Libraries, so that the same can be detected and fixed immediately, to restore to normal functioning of the PC. In case you use Windows 10 as your Operating System, this problem will get fixed automatically. In case of other versions of Windows, we need to go to “install updates” to get the program activated.

Why api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll  is missing ?

In case the existing software is missing, corrupted or not compatible then the above message of error might appear. It can be fixed by reinstalling the software once again and then restarting the system.  It is very essential that all our applications and softwares are junk free, malware ware free and updated. Even if we go ahead with reinstalling the software, we must get the latest version installed into our PC. There are several ways to fix the problem which has been listed below.

How to fix api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll  error

There are several ways to fix the Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll  error, however I am listing 03 most popular method to get rid of this error message, which are listed below:

1) Repair Microsoft Visual C++

Microsoft visual c++ repair option

In case the above two options does not help, you can simply try installing the Microsoft Visual C++ from Microsoft to fix the problem. However, please note that it will work only if the Visual C++ was installed on your system.

Go to the Control Panel > Program > Program & Features > now ‘Uninstall’ window will open.

Click on ‘Microsoft Visual C++’  > right click > Change > Repair button.

2) Re-register the DLL file

Alternatively you can also try downloading the DLL file and re registering it to check if the error occurs again.

3) Reinstalling the Universal Runtime

You can download the Universal C Runtime from Microsoft here and get it installed, this works with Windows 10. After installation, restart your computer to check its proper functioning. You will find download section middle of the page, that  support Windows 8, 7, XP and Vista version.

4) Update Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable

Make sure that your windows operating system is up to date and it is set to the automatic update.

Go to the Microsoft page here, download the file and update in on local system.

If you are still facing the issue then do leave your comment using below section, I will look into this.

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Neeraj worked in an MNC company as Admin. He has good knowledge in Operating System, Excel and Browser.