Fix “The program can’t start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer” Error

If you have installed a new copy of Windows on your computer or have reinstalled one then you will come across an error. The error is due to Visual C++ and the notification which you will see when you will get this error will be like:

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 missing error. The reason behind is there is Visual C++ doesn’t get installed when you reinstall Windows or install a fresh copy.

msvcp100.dll missing

We all know that in order to run all the applications which are written on .Net Framework, we have to install .Net Framework on our computer. If the applications which you want to use are developed with Visual C++ then you have to install Visual C++. 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.

How to Fix “The program can’t start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer” Error on Windows

You can try uninstalling the app and then reinstall it on your computer which is giving the MSVCP100.dll missing error. There are times when you are able to 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 if Visual C++ is installed on your computer or not then 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.

Now you might be wondering which version of Visual C++ you should install in order to fix “The program can’t start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer” error on Windows. There are total three versions available of the software which are the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010, Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2015. You can install the Visual C++ 2010 package on your computer and check if it has solved msvcp100.dll missing error or not.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010

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.

The download links of Microsoft Visual C++ for both x86 and x64 architectures are given below:

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package

Conclusion

This ends our guide of how to fix the program can’t start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer error on Windows. Once you have installed Visual C++ on your computer you should be able to open any application and shouldn’t see any error.

Let us know using the comments section below – With which version of Microsoft Visual C++ you were able to fix “The program can’t start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.” error? You might also like to read: Error 651 – How to Fix Connection Failed With Error 651

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