If you’ve freshly installed or reinstalled Windows, the programs or applications that are developed with  Visual C++ might throw the error: The Program can’t start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix the problem.

Like you need to install .NET framework on your computer to run applications that developed on .NET, you’ve to install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package, that ‘installs runtime components of Visual C++ Libraries required to run applications developed with Visual C++ on a computer that does not have Visual C++ installed’.

MSVCP100.dll is missing

Sometimes, simply uninstalling and reinstalling the application that was showing the error fixes the issue, provided you need to have Visual C++ redistributable installed on your system. Visit Control Panel’s Programs and Features to see its listed in installed programs, if it’s not, you need to download and install that now.

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Which version  of Visual C++ redistributable you should be installing is the question?. As currently, versions of 2010, 2013 and, 2015 are available,

First install Visual C++ redistributable 2010 package on your computer and see if it solves the problem, mostly its enough and doing that solved the problem for me and the program giving the MSVCP100.dll missing error worked for me.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 redistributable package

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 redistributable setup

Note; Depending on your architecture you’ve to download either x86 or x64 version.

Here are the download links for Microsoft Visual C++ redist packages offered by Microsoft on its website for 2010, 2013 and 2015 versions.

Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x86)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable (x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 (x86 and x64)
Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 redistributable (x86 and x64)

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