Live does not launch because of a missing dll (Windows)

  • Live Versions: 9.2 and higher
  • Operating System: Win

As of Live 9.2, some Windows users may run into the following error upon program launch.

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Alternatively, users may see that "MFCU120.dll" or "MFC120U.dll" is reported as missing.  Most missing .dll messages found after installing Live 9.2 on Windows can be resolved by re-installing the Microsoft Visual C++ package, which can be found on Microsoft's Visual C++ Redistributable Packages page.  Read more about these updates.  

While Visual C++ is installed together with Live when performing a manual installation, it cannot be installed via automatic updates, thus it is necessary to install the Visual C++ package manually.