Manual solutionThe easiest way to solve this error, download the archive api-ms-win.zip extract all the files in the installation folder of Skype. For example:
- For 32-bit systems:
- For 64-bit systems:
Automatic solutionThe fastest way — download and launch script autofix_api_ms_win.vbs
Details about this script: Automatically fix the missing api-ms-*.dll error
However, if this method does not help or you need the correct way to solve the error with missing «api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll», read here: The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer.