I'm having problem running cmder and I got this error message

The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem

I'm in Windows 7 x86 I've installed VC++ redist 2013 and 2015 but no luck


You also have to install the Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows This update install the missing Api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll.


Try to reinstall Visual Studio C++ 2015 Update 3 . If it is currently installed, it should give you the option to run a repair. Run that repair.

or try to download this update https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2999226/update-for-universal-c-runtime-in-windows This is Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows which can help you for sure find your OS then download and instlal or you can try this solutions This is for the Skype can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing but have good explanation for how to download and install this Universal upate for C Runtime and this is happend on more program becuase is missing this file but for all you can resolve with this update


In my case I got an error message every time I tried to install Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 or Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015, 2017 and 2019. So I decided to tear the installer apart and manually copy the required dll files to C:\Windows\system32. I haven't seen any side effects so far, but you should write down which dll files you copy, so that you can undo it any time.

  1. Download and extract the Universal Extractor zip
  2. Run UniExtract.exe
  3. Select the installer (in my case vc_redist_x86)
  4. Click OK (it will create a Folder called vc_redist_x86)
  5. Open UniExtract.exe again
  6. This time select vc_redist_x86\AttachedContainer\packages\vcRuntimeMinimun_x86\.msi (For 64 bit Windows it will be a slightly different path)
  7. Click OK (It will create a filder called vcRuntimeMinimun_x86.
  8. Go to vc_runtimeMinimum_x86\vc_runtimeMinimum_x86\System (For 64 bit Windows the path will be slightly different) and you'll see all the DLLs including api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll.
  9. Copy all those DLLs to C:\Windows\system32 and skip for every DLL that already exists.

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