Fix The Program Can'T Start Because Api

When starting certain programs on Windows 7 I"m getting the following error message:

The program can"t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer


Clicking "OK" dismisses the dialog và allows the software to lớn run without any problems, but the error repeats next time I run the software.

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Unfortunately reinstalling the software does not fix the problem.

This is getting very annoying. How vì chưng I resolve sầu this?


What causes this error và how do I fix it?

It happens when applications built using the Windows 10 SDK are executed on earlier version of Windows.

This creates a dependency on Windows 10 Universal CRT (C Runtime).

To fix it, install the Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows:

The Windows 10 Universal CRT is a Windows operating system component that enables CRT functionality on the Windows operating system. This update allows Windows desktop applications that depend on the Windows 10 Universal CRT release khổng lồ run on earlier Windows operating systems.

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Microsoft Visual Studio năm ngoái creates a dependency on the Universal CRT when applications are built by using the Windows 10 Software Development Kit (SDK). You can install this update on earlier Windows operating systems lớn enable these applications to lớn run correctly.

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