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Knowledge base article 165Cannot start Ability — api-me-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll missing
Applies to Windows 8 and earlier. This can happen if Windows Update has not installed all the latest updates or a failure has occurred while the updates have been installing.
api-me-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is a Microsoft C runtime file that Abiltiy requires.
Solution 1: Run Windows Updates until all outstanding updates are applied. This is the recommended solution.
Solution 2: Install the runtime update directly:
Further information: please see Microsoft's answer to this problem: