Elements: can't find MSVCP110.dll (Nik/Google auto update error)

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My Elements 10 program gives me multiple error messages upon opening. The blue box states at the top of the box PhotoshopElelmentsEditor.exe- System Error then in the white middle area of the box the message has a big red X The program can't start because MSVCP110.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem. Can you help me fix this problem?
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Bob Dietz

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Posted 5 years ago

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Dan Sawusch

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We had this problem in photoshop cs6 and the cause was an auto update pushed out yesterday by Nik/Google. The most common fix seems to be download the current version of the plugins and reinstall them (no need to remove old - per google rep). I called Nik/Google to let them know I am not happy and give us a way to turn off auto updates. This was a feature introduced in March (first Google release).
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Ambushed by an Error - Help please!.


I've used PSE11 perfectly happily for months. Today I suddenly get the message 'MSVCP110.dll' is missing.

As suggested, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but that has made no difference at all, and the program dos not work as it should, so clearly something odd has happened. There has been no general difficulty with the PC.

Help!
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OK, happy to be merged, but please be patient with an old man here!!

Presumably you mean that I should download the current version of PSE11 in my case (that being the version I originally purchased)?

If that is so, where do I go to do it please? Will the serial number of the purchased version be acceptable?

Very grateful in advance to you clever people!
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No, you just need to download the current version of your Nik/Google plugins and reinstall them. This has nothing to do with the application.
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Thanks very much Chris, and apologies for being so slow!
That seems to have done the trick - much obliged, and Happy Halloween
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After 2 unsuccessful days screwing around with Adobe, I finally came to the "Community" and found this solution. After reloading the Nik collection and the Perfect Effects plug-ins, I am finally able to open PSE-11. The error "MSVCP110.dll is missing" still stops the opening, but when I cancel that, the program finally opens. What a waste of my time, from start to finish.

Someone mentioned earlier that they got Adobe to tell them how to disable the auto update. Can you share that with me? I'd appreciate it. Thanks, Community.
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Thanks for the information - I am now fully working again.
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Bob Dietz

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Nik was the problem all along with a glitch in their updates they gave me knocked out all of my Nik programs. They had me reinstall them and the error messages upon Elements has disappeared... I am back to being a happy camper once again.