VCRuntime140.dll is a runtime that’s an essential element for any program that’s been created using Microsoft Visual Studio. If a program that you’re trying to open can’t locate the software, it won’t start.
The developer's website dll-files.com has been online since 1998. As well as allowing you to download VCRuntime140.dll, it suggests other ways to resolve the problem of apps not starting. Sometimes, it may not be necessary to reinstall it, so it’s worth reading through the options available.
How do I fix missing DLL files?
If the program you’re trying to start displays an error message saying that it can’t find VCRuntime140.dll, the usual way of resolving the issue is to reinstall it in the Windows system folder. You can do so by following these steps:
- Download the VCRuntime140.dll zip file
- Extract it to any convenient location on your PC
- Move the extracted files to the directory of the program that’s experiencing the problem
Important: Ensure that you install the appropriate 32-bit or 64-bit version of VCRuntime140.dll, according to the version of Windows your PC. If you install the wrong one, you’re likely to get a 0xc000007b error.
What if VCRuntime140.dll doesn’t resolve my problem?
Although VCRuntime140.dll will usually resolve this problem, this is not the only issue that programs can have when starting up. You can find other solutions that should work if reinstalling VCRuntime140.dll hasn’t fixed it.
What program uses VCRuntime140.dll?
Visual C++ (Microsoft Visual Studio) versions 2015, 2017 and 2019 all include VCRuntime140.dll. Therefore, any program created in those versions will require it as part of their start-up routine. Popular apps that use this software are Skype and Plex Media Server.
Finding the right solution
To the less experienced PC user, the error messages that the runtime libraries have been deleted or corrupted can be bewildering. The developer's website provides clear advice and a source for reinstalling VCRuntime140.dll if necessary. However, some of the solutions offered may still be outside the comfort level of general users, so if you have any doubts, it’s best to get help from a more knowledgeable friend or a professional.