How to solve api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll – Missing Error Solved

Tired of seeing api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing errors? I was scratching my head when I first encountered the error message, I had no idea why api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll was missing!

api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll error

Here is how you can solve the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing error.

  1. Download the missing file from official Microsoft source.
  2. Place it in the C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Sounds easy enough. No? If not, then I have prepared a very detailed how-to guide below.

Why api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing?

There can be multiple reasons why the file goes missing or the error shows up.

  1. Corrupted Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable
  2. Possibility of malware or virus on your system
  3. Broken or corrupted registry

Before you try replacing any file make sure that your Windows 10/8/7 or XP is in good condition and not infected with the virus. I suggest running a whole anti-virus scan.

When I encountered this issue while installing XAMPP I found that I did not download the software from an official source, so it was corrupted.

When I was looking for solutions, I noticed that many people have faced similar issues when installing XAMPP, Audacity, Photoshop, and iTunes.

I would suggest using the official source to download any software.

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

The primary reason the error shows up is Visual C++ Redistributable is not functioning as it should.

Now you need to check in your system whether you have Visual C++ Redistributable or not?

  1. I have
  2. I do not have

If you already have the Visual C++ Redistributable, then the best way to solve the error is to update the C++ environment. Here is a quick guide on how to do it.

When you update Visual C++ Redistributable it replaces, restores, or repairs the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file.

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

Search for Control Panel

Search Control Panel

Control Panel is a place in the computer from where you can Add, Update & Delete software on your system. You can find it by typing “Control Panel” in a search bar right next to the Windows button.

Locate “Uninstall a Program”

Locate and click on “Uninstall a Program”, this is the place where we can update or uninstall software.

Locate Visual C++ Redistributable

As you can see that there are multiple instances of Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables. We would recommend updating all of them.

Double click & select Repair

Once you double-click pop-up will appear, make sure to click on “Repair” and then wait for the process to finish. Once the repair/update process is done you will need to restart the computer.

How to replace the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll file?

To replace the file you need to download the correct version of the file. We have compiled all the available versions for you in bellow table, please select the correct version and download it.

VersionArchitectureLanguageDescriptionFilesizeCompanyDownload Link
10.0.19564.100064U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL11.8 kbMicrosoft Link
10.0.18362.132U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL15.4 kbMicrosoft Link
10.0.19564.100032U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL12.6 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.18362.164U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL15.2 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.17763.13264U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL11.6 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.17134.1232U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL12.8 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.17134.1264U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL17.1 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.16299.1532U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL10.6 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.16299.1564U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL12.5 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.15063.13732U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL22.5 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.14393.79532U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL13.9 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.14393.79564U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL19.6 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.14393.3332U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL22.2 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.10586.21232U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL22.7 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.10586.1532U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL12.9 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.10586.1564U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL12.9 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.10240.1639032U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL15.3 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.10046.032U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL3.5 kbMicrosoftLink
10.0.10046.064U.S. EnglishApiSet Stub DLL3.6 kbMicrosoftLink

Once you download the correct version from the above table we recommend locating the following directory in your system and placing the extracted DLL files.

C:\Windows\System32 and C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Feel free to comment if the error still persists, I would be more than happy to help.