how to fix api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing

Dll Error on your system api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing error

DLL Error:

Sometimes when you start softwares or system applications you may be facing the following error message like this :-

“The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1.0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”


if you are facing these following errors then you can do the following steps:-

  • Install all available windows updates on your system
  • if you want to  avoid this dll error, then you must install all pending windows updates on your system

step 1:

go to start -> control panel -> windows update

Open windows updates on your control panel

step 2:

After that check for pending updates.

check your system if any pending windows update is there

step 3:

To Install all available windows updates.

step 4:

After all updates completed, then restart your system once again.

Download Microsoft C++ Redistributable Tools:

step 1:

To install windows updates successfully, then you can go to the following Microsoft official link:-

step 2:

After that Click  Download button.

Download visual studio c++ tools x86 and x64

step 3:

After all choose whatever you wanted (x86) or (x64) bit and click Next button

download visual c++ redistributable (x86) or (x64)

step 4:

At finally download and install  “Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio” Tools on your system

step 5:

Now you can restart your system and start the software applications the DLL Issue resolved completely.



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