Fix api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll error missing in Windows 10 [Resolved]

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Sometimes when you start a program you get an error stating that api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your PC. You can't start that problem without fixing the error and that's irritating when you really need to use that specific program. Don't worry, we have found some methods for this error.

Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is part of Redistributable in Visual C ++ library. The reason for this error is that the file is damaged or missing from your PC. Here are some methods by which you can fix this error.



Method 1: Download the Visual C ++ Redistributable directly from the Microsoft website

If your Windows is updated to the latest version and you are still getting a dll error, you need to manually download the Visual Redistributable library from Microsoft's website.

STEP 1 - Go to the Download Center of the Windows website.

STEP 2 - Select yours language(English Here you can select what you want).

STEP 3 - Choose your PC type from x64 Y x86(x32), then click Download.

Note that if your Windows 10 PC is 64-bit, choose vc_redist.x64; otherwise choose the x86 option.
If you are unsure of your system type, you can verify it by checking property of this PC.

STEP 4 - Click The next and starts downloading the file automatically.

STEP 5: Open the downloaded file and start the installation according to the instructions in the installation wizard.

Method 2: manually download and install the DLL file

1. Go to this link and download the 32 and 64 bit versions of the dll file.


2. Now, download and extract the 64bit and 32bit files bot.


3. Now copy and paste the extracted 64-bit dll file into C: Windows System32

4. Then copy and paste the 32-bit extracted file into C: Windows SysWOW64

Method 3: Repair Visual C ++ Redistributable

STEP 1 - Open run box premendo windows Y R together, type control in the text box and press Enter. The control panel window will open.


STEP 2 - Click Program and features.

STEP 3 - Locate Redistributable Microsoft Visual C++ In the list of programs, select it by clicking on it, then click the Change button.

STEP 4 - Select Repair option.


STEP 5 - Click Yup if administrator access is required.

It should repair Microsoft Visual C ++ 2015 redistributable files and the error will disappear. If you have any questions about these methods, you can tell us in the comments.

Method 4: update Windows

Windows update KB2999226 It has incorporated Visual C ++ Redistributable for Visual Studio. It will fix the corrupted dll file error. To update Windows, follow these steps.

STEP 1 - Press windows Y io at the same time, it will open Settings.

STEP 2 - Click Update and security.

STEP 3 - Click Look for updates, It will search for the update and start downloading it.

STEP 4: Restart your PC when the update is downloaded, the update will be installed. Open the program where you get an error and check if the error is gone or not.

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