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Hello, I'm using Win XP 32bit, SP3.
I tried to install codeblocks-20.03mingw-32bit-setup.exe
Installation completed successfully, but on launch of codeblocks.exe there was an error:

The application has failed to start because api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll was not found.

Quick googling shows that Visual C++ Redistributable should be installed
I have installed vcredist_x86.exe from microsoft site, and get another error:

The procedure entry point _o__configure_narrow_argv could not be located.

I even performed complete reinstall my Win XP. After clean installation the error is the same.
Does that mean that Code::Blocks no longer support Win XP?
Could you help me, please?

You need to copy some DLL files from the prior CB release.


Tim S.

Dear Tim,

Thank you for your answer. I followed your advice, downloaded 7 files from
to codeblocks directory (5 of them were overwrited).

However, the error is the same, and codeblocks will not start.

You must use svn11196, not svn12091 !

To avoid this recurring problem, could you modify the corresponding version in the repository ?


It works, thank you!

For those, who experience similar problems.
Go to
Download all 6 files. Place to Codebloks directory (overwrite will be required).
So, it still works with XP, such a relief!


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