How to fix api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing error

in tutorial •  last year

I upgraded from python 2.7.14 to python 3.6.4 yesterday night because of a project and i got this error api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer.

I was surprised to see such error as i have never encountered it in my life and i was using python 2.7 without any dll (Dynamic link library) missing errors. I thought there were some bugs in the latest version of python so i installed python 3.6.2 but still got the same error message :(

I did some research about this and found that many windows users have been complaining of this same issue and Microsoft has patched it already Well that's good news.

How do i fix this ?

To fix this issue is a very easy one, the dll is part of the Visual C++ Redistributable for VStudio 2015. so we just have to install that. There are two methods to get this update, via Windows update and Directly downloading from Microsoft website.

Installing via windows update

After this restart your computer for the update to be fully installed.

Installing via the direct website

Visit the website here https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=48145

Press the download button and select your system type (x64 or x86).

Well that's all for today, Thank you!!!

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