Did you recently buy the Sea Of Thieves games and when trying to launch you are met by an error. It’s an unfortunate situation. The error message appears as “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-1.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem”. As it stands, the game only supports the latest Windows, which is Windows 10. If you run into the error, most probably you are playing on Window 7 or 8. Here is the minimum system requirements to play Sea Of Thieves.
As you can see in the above image. Windows 10 is the only OS that the game supports. However, this particular DLL was released with Windows 8 and should be present on your system. Regardless, the game can only be played if you have Windows 10
What is the Sea of Thieves api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-1.dll Error?
DLL files such as api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-0.dll are categorized as Win64 DLL (Dynamic link library) files. As a ApiSet Stub DLL file, it was created for use in Microsoft® Windows® Operating System by Oracle Corporation.
Api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-0.dll was initially released with Windows 8 on 08/01/2012 for the Windows 8 Operating System.
How to Fix Sea of Thieves api-ms-win-core-version-l1-1-1.dll Error on Window 10
Although, it’s highly unlikely that you will encounter this error on Windows 10. If you do, reinstall the game and that should fix the issue. For users of Windows 7 and 8, you should consider upgrading your OS in order to play the game.