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Clean install of Windows 7, already throwing missing DLL error messages

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#1 Sylveon Fetish

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Posted 22 January 2017 - 02:43 PM

I reinstalled my friend's Windows 7 because he installed 32-bit when most of the drivers needed for his computer are 64-bit. After I got all the drivers on, I started installing software and are presented with a variety of "missing DLL" error messages. It is as if Windows 7 didn't install completely and many DLL files were not installed when they are supposed it. I never had any of these error messages when installing the software on any of my computers.


Examples of missing DLL file error messages


The Program cannot start because api-ms-win-crt-heap-i1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer.


Based on the file name, this seems like a core Windows dll, not sure why it would be missing.


the same error occurs with msvcr71.dll


This seems like another Microsoft one.



Neither of these got any real results on Google.


Anybody know what the problem could be with DLL files

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 22 January 2017 - 03:24 PM

What is the origin of the install media?


Is it legal install media...or install media from an OEM system?



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