I was wondering if anyone could help me with this issue I've been having. When I attempt to open the program Origin, I receive the following error message:
The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
I've looked up solutions, and most of them want me to update my computer. However, when I try that I am stuck on the "searching for updates" screen and it doesn't get me anywhere. According to Microsoft Update, the last time my computer was updated was a few days ago.
I've tried solutions for that as well and most of them seem to direct me to manually download updates by disabling Microsoft update and downloading them off the Microsoft website. I downloaded the update KB3020369 and it was successful, but I was also told to download the update KB3172605 and it gave me the error message "The update is not applicable to your computer." I've made sure its for the right operating system so I'm not sure what the problem with that could be.
I've also tried manually uninstalling Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 and installing it again but that doesn't fix the problem either.
I'm at a loss with this issue and I've been trying to fix it for two days now. I'm running Windows 7 x64-bit.
Honestly I just want to play the sims ): Please help. Thank you