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How to Fix Msvcp140.dll Missing Error

One of possible errors that arise when you start the latest versions of games or programs in Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7 is about msvcp140.dll missing.

In this article there is a detailed description about what this file is needed for and how to download msvcp140.dll missing from the official site and to fix an error which appears when you try to launch a game or application.

Msvcp140.dll Missing on Windows 10 – How to Fix?

Before looking for where to download the msvcp140.dll file (as well as any other DLL files causing emergence of mistakes at start of programs), it is better to understand what this file is needed for, otherwise you risk to download something wrong from the doubtful third-party website while in this case it is necessary to take this file from the official Microsoft site.

The msvcp140.dll file is one of the libraries which is a part of the Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 component necessary for start of some programs. By default it settles down in the C:\Windows\System32\ and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ folders but it can be necessary also in the folder with the executable file of the program you are going to launch.

By default, this file is absent in Windows 7, 8 and Windows 10. At the same time, as a rule, at installation of the programs and games demanding existence of msvcp140.dll and other files from structure of Visual C ++ 2015 the installation of file conducts automatically there along with all other necessary components. However,  if you load any repack or portable software, this stage can be passed and as the result the library won’t be installed.

In such a case it would be necessary to download the necessary component on your own.

How to Download Missing msvcp140.dll Origin in Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Package

The most correct method to download msvcp140.dll — loading of the extended components of Microsoft Visual c ++ 2015 and further installation. Follow the guide below:

  • Follow the link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53587 and press Download button.
  • If you have a 64-bit system, mark two versions for download (x64 and x86 – both of those are necessary) if 32-bit, download only x86 version.
  • Launch installation of vc_redist.x86.exe, then vc_redist.x64.exe (if you have a x64 version Windows) otherwise just launch vc_redist.x86.exe for x86 version.

Upon completion of installation you will have a msvcp140.dll file and the remaining necessary executed libraries in the C:\Windows\System32\ and C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ folders

After all that it is possible to launch the program or a game and consequently you won’t be bothered by the msvcp140.dll missing issue anymore.

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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