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Fix The program can’t start because msvcp100 dll missing from computer

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The program can’t start because msvcp100 dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem. As you have installed a new copy of Windows (latest Windows operating system) on your computer you will get the msvcp100 dll is missing from your computer error. The reason behind is there is Visual C++ doesn’t get installed when you reinstall Windows or install a fresh copy.

MSVCR100.DLL is a Microsoft Visual C++ file and is required by applications which were made with Visual C++. However, Downloading this file and copying it to the Windows System folder should fix the error. Also for most people it might need to be copied to the game or program’s folder. So you’ll need to know which application threw up the error.

How To msvcp100 dll is missing from your computer

DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library and these files are used by many programs including games. Like you need to install .NET framework on your computer to run applications that developed on .NET. Same you’ve to install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package. That ‘installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed’.

Once you have installed Visual C++ on your computer it will install all the runtime components of Visual C++ libraries and it will also prevent the error called the program can’t start because msvcp100 dll is missing from your computer.

Reinstall the problematic application

You can try uninstalling the app and then reinstall it on your computer which is giving the MSVCP100.dll missing error. This can fix the issue after you have reinstalled the application but for that Visual C++ should be installed on your computer.

If you want to check and see Visual C++ is installed on your computer or not, open Control Panel and then go to All Programs and Features and search for Visual C++ in the software list. If you don’t find the software installed there you have to install it in order to fix the program can’t start because msvcp100 dll is missing from your computer.

Download Visual C++ Redistributable package

There is three versions available of the software. which are the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010, Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2015. You can download them from bellow link.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x86) Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x64)

If Virtual C++ 2010 Not work then try to download Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 (x86 and x64) and you can also try Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 redistributable (x86 and x64).

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First install Visual C++ redistributable 2010 package on your computer and see if it solves the problem. Mostly its enough and doing that solved the problem for most users and the program giving the MSVCP100.dll missing error. After installing the package, restart your computer and check if the error occurs again.


If the issue is not resolved by the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 version. Then you can download and install 2013 and 2015 versions of Microsoft Visual C++. Visual C++ is available both for x64 and x86 architectures, which mean you can download one for your respective operating systems.

These are some best solution to fix  The program can’t start because msvcp100 dll is missing from your computer error on windows 10. Have any query, Suggestion feel free to comment bellow.

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