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Cant do the free upgrade to windows 10 because of missing DLL file RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello tried upgrading my windows 7 to a 10 using this link https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?tduid=(14c348e893a91089cb2980533c6ee123)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-0FBZfNm6YPFXNhiu3o52rA)() i was able to download the exe file but when insalling there was a system error, 'api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-1.dll.html is missing from your computer' i could not complete the windows 10 upgrade. 

    how do i remedy this problem?


    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 8:29 PM

Answers

  • Replace C:\Windows10Upgrade\wimgapi.dll with the one from C:\Windows\System32\wimgapi.dll

    Browse to your Windows\system32 folder and find the file wimgapi.dll. Select the file and copy this file by pressing CTRL+C (Copy).

    Next, go into the windows10upgrade folder and press CTRL+V (paste).

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:32 PM

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  • I'd ask for help over here.

    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install

     



    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Server] Datacenter Management

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    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:17 PM
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  • Replace C:\Windows10Upgrade\wimgapi.dll with the one from C:\Windows\System32\wimgapi.dll

    Browse to your Windows\system32 folder and find the file wimgapi.dll. Select the file and copy this file by pressing CTRL+C (Copy).

    Next, go into the windows10upgrade folder and press CTRL+V (paste).

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017 10:32 PM
  • Replace C:\Windows10Upgrade\wimgapi.dll with the one from C:\Windows\System32\wimgapi.dll

    Browse to your Windows\system32 folder and find the file wimgapi.dll. Select the file and copy this file by pressing CTRL+C (Copy).

    Next, go into the windows10upgrade folder and press CTRL+V (paste).

    This worked for me after trying many other proposed 'fixes'. Been trying this on several of my machines for the last few days and have been getting the same missing dll error on all of them.

    Thanks a lot!

    Thursday, December 21, 2017 12:26 AM
  • That's good news.

    You are welcome.

    Thursday, December 21, 2017 2:58 PM
  • tried this fix and it worked, thank god for people like you
    Thursday, December 28, 2017 4:05 PM