Missing api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll

Problem

error

  • The api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing
  • Sub problem: you can not install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio because Windows Update, especially on Windows Vista, doesn’t work. (it runs hour for hour and exits with an error)

Solution

Normally, you only have to install the VC++ Redistributable for your computer:

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 (64-bit)

Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017 (32-bit)

Windows Update

If you can not install VC++ it is most likely because of the broken Windows Update process:

Here is what i did:

  1. Uninstall VC++, by starting the installer and select Uninstall.
  2. Restart computer
  3. Open cmd as administrator
  4. Type: net stop wuauserv
  5. Install VC++

This installs VC++ without problems. You can restart Windows Update with net start wuauserv 

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