FIX: VCRUNTIME140.dll cannot be found / is not found

In this article we will help you to solve the error message; ” VCRUNTIME140.dll cannot be found” or “The code execution cannot proceed because VCRUNTIME140.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem.” After executing the steps in this article the error vcruntime140 dll missing should no longer occur.


Step 1: Download C++ 2013 and 2015 Runtime

The first thing we need to download and install is the C++ 2013 Runtime on your system. You can download that runtime for free from

The second thing we need is to download and install the C++ 2015 Runtime on your system. You can once again download that runtime for free from

If you want a handy site with all versions of the runtime in one click then make sure to check out:

Once you’ve downloaded and installed both packages make sure to reboot your system. Once rebooted give it another shot. In most cases the program will not simply run flawlessly on your system. If you need more help than feel free to comment below.

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Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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