[Tex/LaTex] Missing .dll file prevents MiKTeX package manager from opening


I recently installed MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 (64-bit; single-user installation), but shortly after I installed it, the Package Manager stopped opening. When I try to open it, I get the following error message:

The program can't start because MSVCP120.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

(When I try to open "Settings", I get the same message. The updater opens correctly.)

When I look at the MiKTeX binaries folder, I find msvcp100.dll and msvcr100.dll, but not msvcp120.dll. Where can I find the correct version of this file?

Best Answer

According to another site, the missing dll is part of the MS Visual C++ 2013 redistributable. Free from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40784 Try it and let us know.