Fix api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll Missing Error on Windows 10 [Resolved]

Sometimes while starting any program you get an error that api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is not found on your PC. You can not start that problem without resolving that error and that is irritating when you really need to use that specific program. Don’t worry we have found some methods for this error.

Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is part of the Visual C++ Redistributable library. The reason behind this error is either that file is corrupted or missing in your PC. These are some methods by which you can fix this error.


Method 1 – Download Visual C++ Redistributable from Microsoft website directly

If your windows is updated to the latest version and you are still getting dll missing error then you have to manually download the Visual Redistributable library from Microsoft website.

STEP 1 – Head to the download center website of Windows.

STEP 2 – Select your Language( English Here, you can select whatever you want).


Download Visual Redistributable


STEP 3 – Choose your PC type from x64 and x86(x32) options, then click on Download.

Note down that if your Windows 10 PC is 64 bit then choose vc_redist.x64 otherwise choose x86 option.
If you are not sure about your system type, you can check it by checking properties of This PC.


Download Visual Library



STEP 4 – Click on Next and it starts downloading the file automatically.

STEP 5 – Open the downloaded file and start installing according to the instructions in the installation wizard.

Method 2 – Downloading and installing DLL file manually

1. Go to this link and download both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of the dll file.


Apims Dll


2. Now, Download and extract bot the 64 bit and 32 bit files.

3. Now, copy and paste the 64 bit extracted dll file to C:\Windows\System32

4. Then , copy and paste the 32 bit extracted file to C:\Windows\SysWOW64

Method 3 – Repair Visual C++ Redistributable

STEP 1 – Open Run box by pressing Windows and R together, type control on the text box and hit Enter. It will open the Control Panel window.


Control Panel Run


STEP 2 – Click on Program and features.


Programs And Features



STEP 3 – Locate Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable in the programs list, select it by clicking on it and then click on Change button.


Change Visual Redisributaries


STEP 4 – Select Repair option.


Repair Visual Studio


STEP 5 – Click on Yes if you are prompted for admin access.

It should repair your Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable files and your error will be gone. If you have any query regarding these methods you can tell us in comments.

Method 4 – Update Windows

Windows Update KB2999226 has inbuilt Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio. It will fix your corrupted dll file error. To update windows follow these steps.

STEP 1 – Press Windows and I at the same time, It will open Settings.

STEP 2 – Click on Update and Security.

STEP 3 – Click on Check for Updates, It will look for the update and start downloading the update.

STEP 4 – Reboot your PC when the update gets downloaded, it will install the update. Open the program you were getting an error and check that error is gone or not.