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Error while Starting PRTG Desktop "MSVCP140.dll not found"



We have a central Monitoring PC in our Buro on which the Web-Interface of PRTG is running 24/7. Now i wanted to Install PRTG Desktop, but after i installed it and tried to start it, i get an error message saing "MSVCP140.dll not found, try reinstalling the Programm" (which didnt help). Its running perfectly fine on my PC. Can someone help?

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Created on Jul 14, 2021 6:39:36 AM

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Hello Blane,

Thank you for your message.

The error "MSVCP140.dll not found indicated that the Visual C++ Redistributable are missing on the system.

Therefore, I invite you to install the packages available on Microsoft's website here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/the-latest-supported-visual-c-downloads-2647da03-1eea-4433-9aff-95f26a218cc0

If you have questions or still experience issues afterwards, let us know.


Created on Jul 14, 2021 8:43:11 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]



it works now, thank you very much ^^

Created on Jul 20, 2021 6:22:17 AM



Thank you very much for your feedback!

Have a nice day.

Created on Jul 20, 2021 6:26:04 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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