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

We show you how to fix error api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing in Windows 10.

Windows 10 operating systems can naturally present an error message when a program runs, when the browser opens, etc., and one of these errors is the error api-ms-win-crt-runtime -l1-1-0.dll which displays the following message:

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

When an error occurs in .dll (DLL libraries), we will receive a notification through a pop-up error message.

Method #1: Download Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

Because this runtime error has some relation with Visual C ++, it is ideal to manually download the Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 update which may be the total solution for the error in question.

For this, we will go to the following official Microsoft link:


Once the file download, we proceed to its execution to start the installation process:

Method #2: Repair Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015

In case of already having this utility installed in the system, it is possible that internally present some failure.

To repair it, we will go to:

  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features

There we will place the line “Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015” and select it:

Once selected, click on the “Change” button located at the top and the following pop-up window will be displayed where we will select the option “Repair.”

This will be responsible for analyzing the utility entirely in search of errors and proceed with its automatic repair.

Method #3: Update Windows 10

One of the simplest, but most complete ways to avoid this kind of errors in Windows is to keep the operating system updated, often Microsoft developers are launching or releasing new updates within which we can find the solution of that error.

For this, we will go to the Start menu / Settings / Update & Security.

Go to the “Windows Update” section and click on the “Check for updates” button and we can see that the process of downloading the available updates for the system will begin:

Once these updates finish, restart the system so that the process ends correctly.

Thus, there are useful alternatives to fix api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll error.

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