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Automatically fix the missing api-ms-*.dll error

Since not all users can fix the error The api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer, I wrote a small script that automatically fixes the error: it downloads the archive and unpacks all the necessary libraries into the Skype installation folder.


Just download and launch the script autofix_api_ms_win.vbs

I tested this script on Windows XP and Windows 7 and everything works properly. But if you encounter any troubles, please let me know.


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    lau_id (karma: 0),
    absolutely work,
    thanks dude good job
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    RLC (karma: 0),
    bless you sir. Thanks for saving my job interview.
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    BIB (karma: 0),
    thank you, worked with windows 8 also and the latest skype version
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    kp7 (karma: 0),
    thanks sir, it worked well
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    JBV (karma: 0),
    Worked perfectly - thank you!
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    viv (karma: 0),
    Thankss a ton really worked with Windows7 & Skype latest version
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    Marek (karma: 0),
    Worked perfectly - thank you!
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    Henry (karma: +1),
    It worked on my Vista! Thx!

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