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program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-L1-1-0.dll is missing

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When I try to install Crystal Reports on my Windows 7 computer running service pack 1, I'm getting the following error "program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-L1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling to fix this problem."

I've tried re-installing and nothing has worked. Please help

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  • Hil,

    Surely I am here to help you. Follow these steps.

    Firstly check your window and your Window should be Updated.

    You may check your window version through this step

    • Navigate to Windows Settings and click on Windows & Security.
    • Next, tap on “Check for updates” and see if you find any updates available. If Windows is updated and everything looks fine, try re-installing the particular program that is reverting api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing.

    Repair installed Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package

    Now, if you already have the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package installed on your computer and still getting the error, there’s a high chance that it can be fixed by repairing the program.

    • To do so, head over to Control Panel >> Programs and select Programs and Features.
    • Right-click on Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable and tap on Change >> Repair. Tap on Yes, when asked for confirmation by User Account Control, and follow the given instructions to complete the process.

    Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable

    Update Register the DLL file:

    • Type “cmd” in the Windows search bar and under Best match, right-click on Command Prompt app, and select “Run as administrator.”

    Now enter the following command in the CMD window and hit enter.Click on Yes when prompted by User Account Control.

    Register all DLL files:

    Wait until the process gets completed and then restart your PC and try to open the application that was causing the problem.

    • Copy-paste the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file Open “This PC” and navigate to Local Disk (C:) >> Windows and click on the System32 directory.
    • Now using the search option (given at the top-right corner of the screen) look for api-ms-win-crt-runtime -l1-1-0.dll.

    And if you found the file available, copy and paste it into your pen drive. Next, plug the drive on your computer and copy that file and head over to C:\Windows\System32\downlevel and paste it there, and that’s it.

    Hope your problem get solved by following these steps.

    Donald Regal

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    Posted on Jul 06, 2020 at 05:32 PM

    Windows 7's end of life is January 2020,:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4057281/windows-7-support-ended-on-january-14-2020

    Time to upgrade to Windows 10. Since Windows doesn't support 7 we can't either.

    Also note our installers will no longer recognize Windows 7 as a supported OS.

    No mention what version of Crystal Reports or Cr for VS you are trying to use, would be good to know.

    Don

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  • Posted on Apr 10, 2018 at 07:32 PM
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  • Posted on Apr 11, 2018 at 02:00 PM

    Also, you need to have Admin rights to do the install correctly. I would try right-clicking on setup.exe and selecting "Run as Administrator" to do the install.

    -Dell

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  • Posted on Mar 03, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is an imperative piece of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio. It assumes an indispensable job in the running and working of specific kinds of documents and windows program. Significantly clients who do have put in new Windows OS on their PC faces this issue.

    You can check out the guide here to fix the issue: https://www.intenseclick.com/api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0-dll-is-missing-error/

    Thanks,

    Rakesh

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  • Posted on Jan 02, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    Anyone with updates in this thread?

    We have Custom built a Testand UI using Visual Studio 2010

    Works on XP, testand 2013 Fine. After compiling this UI in windows 10, Visual Studio 2017, some drivers gives Error:

    "Could not load dll or external library

    dsll could not be found"

    The drivers work Fine if we are working directly from the testand sequence editor tried the guide mentioned above and also this one https://techloris.com/api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0-dll/ but the problem is likely connected to a Testand API issue/visual studio? Maybe a Visual Studio property definition?

    Does anyone have a similar problem?

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  • Posted on Jun 28, 2020 at 10:02 AM

    Hi ,

    Surely I am here to help you.

    Follow these steps.

    Firstly check your windows whether it”s updated or not

    If Windows is updated and everything looks fine, try re-installing the particular program that is reverting api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing.

    Repair installed Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package

    if you already have the Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package installed on your computer and still getting the error, there’s a high chance that it can be fixed by repairing the program.

    Install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Update.

    Register the DLL file:

    Copy-paste the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file.

    Next, plug the drive on your computer and copy that file and head over to C:\Windows\System32\downlevel and paste it there, and that’s it. Hope your problem get solved by following these steps.

    Donald Regal Toss

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