VCRUNTIME140.dll missing

Problem

I’m getting the following error message

The program can’t start because VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

Cause

VCRuntime140.dll belongs to Visual C++ Redistributable für Visual Studio 2015.

The cause for this error are either a corrupt installation or the lack of the correct redistributable. 32-bit applications like UPlay or Origin need next to the x64 version also the x86. It’s best to always install them both.

To find out which ones you have installed, type Control Panel in the Windows Search bar and then choose Programs and Features.

Solution

If the correct redistributable is already installed, uninstall it and then reinstall it.

If it’s not installed, you can down load the 32 bit version (vc_redist.x86.exe) here Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. After downloading, install it.

If this doesn’t help, also install both version for 2017: Aktuelle unterstützte Downloads für Visual C++. Download vc_redist.x86.exe.

Another easy method is to download and install all redistributable in the  All-in-One