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The api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer

If the Microsoft Visual С++ 2015 package is not installed on the computer or system libraries are corrupted/missing, starting Skype 7.33.0.104 for Windows will raise the following error:
The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer
The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer.
Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Alternatively, instead of the above error may occur the following one:
The procedure entry point ucrtbase.terminate could not be located in the dynamic link library api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll

Manual solution

The 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: C:\ProgramFiles\Skype\Phone
  • For 64-bit systems: C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Skype\Phone

Automatic solution

The 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.

1 comment

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    Mohamed Lamine,
    A super thanks for you, it works !!

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