I just upgraded from Windows 8 to 8.1. I use Windows Live Mail as my e-mail program, and got a mild shock when I started it up the first time after upgrading and got the following error message:
This program can’t start because MSVCR110.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.
A Web search turned up nothing, but it was easy enough to figure out how to fix on my own:
- Hit the Windows key, then type: add remove programs
- Select “Add or remove programs” from the list of options.
- Scroll down until you see the Windows Essentials option. Double-click it.
- Click on: Repair all Windows Essentials programs
Windows Live Mail should now work correctly.