Ok, so I was getting an error trying to add a file to a game for full screen windowed mode, and it gave me the error "program cant start missing MSVCR120.dll is missing". Alright, no problem, so everything I searched for said install vcredist_x86.exe, but when I try to run it I get the same error. I cannot figure out or find anywhere how to fix it. I am running 64 bit windows 7 so it is the right file type.

  • Did you install the correct version of the VC++ Redistributable Library? Because my own research points to the incorrect version. What version does this file use specifically the full version of the linked file is required to help. – Ramhound Oct 17 '14 at 13:51
  • The file i am useing is a .dll file i cant read the code source unless there's some way to do so... But yes I need the x86 version but i have tried the the other 2 just to be safe and still they do not work – justin Oct 17 '14 at 21:08
  • More information about the dll would be nice, because, if you searched and downloaded the vcredist_x86.exe you wouldn't install what you need. – Ramhound Oct 17 '14 at 21:56
  • I'm playing ArcheAge and it only has full screen or windowed mode. The dll is basically a script you place in the cache folder of the game to start the game in full screen windowed mode (windowed with no borders) that's all i know unfortunately. – justin Oct 18 '14 at 0:34
  • All I can tell you. If its not working, then you don't have the required files installed, contact the author of the script. – Ramhound Oct 18 '14 at 0:38

MSVCR120.dll = Visual C++ 2013 Runtime. Download and install it from here:

Visual C++ Redistributable Packages for Visual Studio 2013

  • That is the problem the file that is suppose to fix that problem gives me the same missing msvcr120.dll error. – justin Oct 17 '14 at 21:07
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    post a picture of the compete error message. – magicandre1981 Oct 18 '14 at 7:12
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    Please note: If you’re running an x64 application, it needs the x64 version of the runtime. It’s available on this page, too. In fact, just install both and be done with it. ;) – Daniel B May 18 '15 at 15:57
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    @KarlMorrison yes 110 = VS2012 and VS140 = 2015 – magicandre1981 Aug 14 '15 at 15:17
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    I had to install 32Bit version even though my machine is running 64Bit Windows. As @DanielB said - the version you need depends on your application, and not your system. Install both! – niaher Dec 30 '15 at 0:52

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