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
https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/3179560/update-for-visual-c-2013-and-visual-c-redistributable-package

  • 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
  • 1
    post a picture of the compete error message. – magicandre1981 Oct 18 '14 at 7:12
  • 1
    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
  • 1
    @KarlMorrison yes 110 = VS2012 and VS140 = 2015 – magicandre1981 Aug 14 '15 at 15:17
  • 4
    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

protected by Community Oct 30 '14 at 10:11

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site (the association bonus does not count).

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.