Excel Error api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll Is Missing

You may receive the following error when you try to run Microsoft Excel.

Error Message

EXCEL.EXE – The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer.  Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.


To resolve this issue install or re install Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 (We installed version 14.0.24212 x64) and this should resolve the issue.


Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=52685

Duncan Newell

Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.

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