How to Fix MSVCP140.dll Missing in Windows 10 - [Fixed]
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How to Fix MSVCP140.dll Missing in Windows 10 – [Fixed]

How to Fix MSVCP140.dll Missing in Windows 10 - [Fixed]

While opening Adobe Photoshop, PUBG on my computer I face the following error “The program can’t start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”. Usually, you may face this problem while trying to open a program. What is the reason that you are facing this problem? When you installed Windows on your computer during the installation Windows was unable to install the file. Or while installing any software the software is missing the MSVCP140.dll file.

However, the following file is a part of Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. The following file is the whole component required in C++ that builds in Visual Studio 2015. The file is a dynamic library link that provides the instructions for a program on Windows. And the MSVCP140.dll is usually sharing components between Windows and software on the operating system. I think this error is a common error for everyone. While launching Games, WordPress, and other services. This error is noticed by Microsoft Inc and they sort out the solution on how to fix it.

Error
Error

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How to Fix MSVCP140.dll Missing in Windows 10

Method 1. Download MSVCP140.dll

There are two different methods to Fix How to Fix MSVCP140.dll Missing in Windows 10. The first one is by reinstalling MSVCP140.dll. And the second you can fix it through installing the Visual Studio 2015 Redistributable Packages, with the replacement of its 2013 version on Windows.

Reinstall MSVCP140.dll
Reinstall MSVCP140.dll

Step 1. To do it navigate to the Windows start menu type there File Explorer Options. Once it appeared press enter to launch.

Open File Explorer Options
Open File Explorer Options

Step 2. When file explorer options opened click on the “View” tab, then select the option “Show hidden file, folder, and drives”, and click Apply to make changes.

Show hidden files
Show hidden files

Step 3. Before going to download the missing MSVCP140.dll on the internet. Be sure which version of Windows is installed on your computer. To check it open “My Computer”, then click on the top on “Computers” tab, then click on “System Properties”, and check out the “System Type”. After that, download the missing MSVCP140.dll.

System Type
System Type

Step 4. Open any browser then type “Download MSVCP140.dll” and press enter.

Download MSVCP140.dll
Download MSVCP140.dll

Step 5. When its download window opened, select its version and press the Download option.

Download
Download

Step 6. When the file downloaded right-click on that and Extract it. The extraction can be performed by WinRaR and 7Zip.

Extract MSVCP140.dll
Extract MSVCP140.dll

Step 7. When the MSVCP140.dll extracted open its folder and copy the file.

Copy
Copy

Step 8. When the file copied navigate to “My Computer” and open it. Then open the “Local Disk C”, Windows folder, System32, and paste there.

Note: The MSVCP140.dll64 will work with System32. And the MSVCP140.dll32 works with System64.

Paste
Paste

Step 9. After pasting you will face “Destination Folder Access Denied”, for this warning simply click Continue.

Access Denied
Access Denied

Step 10. Once the file copied successfully on local disk C, navigate to Windows start menu and restart Windows.

Restart Windows
Restart Windows

Method 2. Reinstall Required Visual C++

This is the second method to fix the error on Windows 10 or any older version of Windows. Therefore, you need to reinstall Visual C++ 2015.

Step 1. Before installing Visual Studio C++, you need to uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2013. To do that open the Windows start menu and type “Apps & Features” and press enter.

Open Apps & Features
Open Apps & Features

Step 2. When Apps & Features window opened, then Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86).

Uninstall
Uninstall

Step 3. Now you have to download Microsoft Visual C++ 2015. To do that open up a browser then type “Download Microsoft Visual C++” and press enter.

Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2015
Download Microsoft Visual C++ 2015

Step 4. Once you find out the Microsoft Visual C++, then select your language and press Download option.

Download
Download

Step 5. In this step, select both x86 and x64 versions and press next.

Select version
Select version

Step 6. Once the setup of Microsoft Visual C++ download clicks on “Add it now”, after that, the installation wizard will open. Then click on the Install option.

Note: Install both versions of Microsoft Visual C++ (x86-x64)

Install Visual C++
Install Visual C++

Step 7. Wait for the installation process, when the installation completed close the browser. After that, navigate to the Windows start menu and restart the Windows.

Installing
Installing

That’s all about how to Fix MSVCP140.dll Missing in Windows 10. I hope you solved the error, again if there is something missing then feel free to share with me below in the comment section.

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