Folks, please do create a restore point on your computer first, just in case something goes wrong. However the enduser at home just wants everything in one package and ideally updated monthly on its own. This opens the Windows Update interface. I lost count of the time I did not find something with Google I knew was published somewhere. Thanks, just when it was needed. In my case the 2015 and 2017 redistributables were not installed.
And then, they might not. I think 2017 is backwards compatible and programs requiring 2015 would work with it just fine. The only ones profiting from this plethora of individual runtimes are companies, so they can just install only what they want their employees to use. I downnloaded and installed them…It works like a charm now. I just noticed this and I assume 2017 replaced 2015, because I had 2015 installed. If you run into errors, for instance that Windows can't uninstall the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable, then you may want to use programs like Revo Uninstaller to forcefully remove leftovers.
I realise correcting this error is even more difficult than I imagined and instructions from Microsoft were useless. This opens the Programs and Features Control Panel applet. No reboot either, worked in a few minutes. The error indicates that the Dynamic Link Library api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0. This step may not always be necessary, and some users may not want to run Windows Updates because they update their Windows machines in a different way. If it does not, you may want to repeat the process with the 2017 Redistributable.
I suggest you try and remove the 2015 Redistributable first to see if it resolves the issue after reinstallation. The solution is therefore to install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable again so that the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0. I highly first before you do so, as things may break. You can install this update on earlier Windows operating systems to enable these applications to run correctly. But if I encounter other problems I may well install the whole 2015 redistributable.
You wrote a great article and saved a lot of people a ton of time. Last but not least, you need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable again on the Windows machine. Once that is done, hopefully without errors, you may want to check Windows Updates for updates. If you want to , check out this article. A little too late, but okay. Note: A missing Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable may be the cause as well.
If it is not backwards compatible, they still could make a single cumulative package, so only one entry shows up in programs. Fixing the error It is recommended that you follow the guide to the letter. . They might find this article two years from now. The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0. While you may be able to skip some steps, for instance by installing the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable directly, it is usually better to proceed with caution.
Note that you may see a 64-bit x64 and a 32-bit x86 version of the redistributable, and that you need to remove both. . . . . . .
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