msvcp100 dll is missing error on windows 10

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 that were made with Visual C++. However, Downloading this file and copying it to the Windows System folder should fix the error. Also, it might need to be copied to the game or program’s folder for most people. 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 many programs, including games, use these files. Like you need to install the .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. 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, 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 to fix the program can’t start because msvcp100 dll is missing from your computer.

Download Visual C++ Redistributable package

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

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x64)

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


Download c++ for Windows 10

First, install the Visual C++ redistributable 2010 package on your computer and see if it solves the problem. Mostly it’s 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.

install visual c ++ 2010

Suppose the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 version does not resolve the issue. Then you can download and install the 2013 and 2015 versions of Microsoft Visual C++. Visual C++ is available for x64 and x86 architectures, which means 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, suggestions feel free to comment below.

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