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How to fix the ‘vcruntime140.dll missing’ problem


When launching new programs you can face an error due to the fact there is no vcruntime140.dll on the computer so you need to begin to look for it in order to download this file. The mistake with equal probability can appear in all latest versions of Windows.

In this article you can find a detailed guide on how to download original vcruntime.dll missing from the Microsoft website for Windows 10 and Windows 7 (x64 and x86) and to fix the errors when launching programs connected with the absence of this file.

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If there is missing DLL file you should not look for it on the not certified websites — it is necessary to look for it on the official sources of Microsoft etc. As a rule, each of such .dll file is a part of some system component which is necessary to launch programs and, having downloaded only one separate file, you, most likely, will receive the new error connected with absence of the following library from the structure of these components.

The vcruntime140.dll file is a part of the extended Microsoft Visual C ++ 2015 Redistributable and also newer version of this file is present at structure of the extended Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017.

Both of these packages can be downloaded free of charge from the Microsoft website, this vcruntime140.dll and other necessary files will be correctly established and registered in Windows 10 or Windows 7 (you can install the Visual C++ 2015, but shortly, it would be necessary to download 2017 version components, so it is better to download the newest version of library).

You can load Microsoft Visual C++ looks 2015 following the guide below:

  • Visit the and press the red Download button.
  • If you have 64-bit Windows, choose also vc_redist.x64.exe and vc_redist.x86.exe ( for 64-bit system components 32-bit programs are necessary) if 32 bits, only x86.
  • After loading these two files install each of them.
  • Check whether the error on launch of programs connected with lack of vcruntime140.dll on the computer has been corrected.

If the problem wasn’t solved with 2015 version try to download and install 2017 version. For installation of the Visual Studio 2017 components (if the previous stage hasn’t corrected a problem) there are some things to know:

  • You can download the latest version of the Visual C++ by following the link: — choose the first in the list to download latest version.
  • After installation of all listed components the problem of vcruntime140.dll shouldn’t arise anymore — the file will be automatically located in the C:\ Windows\ System32 and C:\ Windows\ SysWOW64 folders and as necessary registered in Windows.

Important note: if the page on the Microsoft website  specified in the first point is inaccessible (for some reason sometimes that happens), then just write in Google ‘download visual c++ 2015” and you will get as a result link to the needed website.

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