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Live crashes on Windows 7 on start up because of missing DLLs

  • Live Versions: 7 - 9
  • Operating System: WIN 7


Live crashes on start up.


The crash happens due to missing MSVCP71.dll / MSVCR71.dll files.


  • Move the .dll files into the correct folder:
    • 32 bit systems: C:\Windows\System32\ folder
    • 64 bit systems: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
  • Register the .dll files:
    • Click Start
    • Type the following string into the Search Bar: regsvr32
    • Click Enter

Related topics: Crash File handling