Fix Skype Error MSVCP140.dll is Missing

About Skype

Skype is a well-known software/app to do voice & video calls and text conversations to the internet. Can be used between computers, Mobile devices, Tablets, etc by using internet. Originally, Skype was founded by Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom in 2003. Later, in 2011, Skype acquired by Microsoft and now all the services for Skype is provided by Microsoft only. Now days, we have encountered a new issue with Skype or many of you may be are getting the same Skype error MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer. This comes up every time you open the Skype. This usually happens due to broken or missing files in Skype installation directory by some reason. Or could be Microsoft C++ Redistributable is missing or not functioning in your windows PC.

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Skype Error MSVCP140.dll [Solution]

If you are getting the error MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer, then, make sure you should have below things in your Windows computer:

  • If using Windows 7 then, it should have installed Service Pack 1. In case not, Referred to Windows update
  • Should have installed Microsoft Visual Studio C++ Redistributable 2015 or later. Click here

Sometimes, by doing the uninstalling and reinstalling the Skype may fix this error. By doing this, Skype will install the required files to its installation directory. If won’t work, try the solution given below:

This method may won’t work on every operating system. We need to manually download the missing files and place it to the Skype directory. Click here to download the MSVCP140.dll

  1. Once download is finished, locate or navigate to downloaded MSVCP140.dll file.
  2. Right-click and copy MSVCP140.dll
  3. Navigate to this path, C:\ProgramFiles\Skype\Phone or C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Skype\Phone
  4. Now, right-click on free space and select “Paste

Now, try to open Skype, it should be working. In case, if you get another error of VCRUNTIME140.dll is missing.


Click here and download VCRUNTIME140.dll. Now locate the file and copy to the same Skype directory (C:\ProgramFiles\Skype\Phone or C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Skype\Phone) as above.

Hopefully, Skype will work fine now. But, still there is a possibility of another error “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer”.

skype errorSo don’t worry. Click here to download zip file. It is a package of so many .dll files. Extract the downloaded zip file contents to the location C:\ProgramFiles\Skype\Phone or C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Skype\Phone depending where you had copied MSVCP140.dll & VCRUNTIME140.dll.

Above arrangements will fix the Skype error MSVCP140.dll. That’s all need to do. Skype should open and work fine from now.

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