The program requires the following components to run this program

If you encounter the error message “The following components are required to run this program” while attempting to run programs, particularly games, on your Windows 11/10 PC, this post will provide you with the necessary information to resolve the issue. The error message appears when the user tries to launch the program or game, and the missing component could be either DirectX Runtime or Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime. Both of these components are essential for the proper functioning of the programs or games they are linked to. If any of these components are missing, you will see an error message stating that the DLLs are missing, and you need to install the Runtime to launch the program.

To resolve the error, you can use the following solutions:

1. Download and install the missing component.

2. Repair the missing component.

3. Reinstall the program or game that is throwing the error.

If the required component is not present on your device, you may encounter the error. To fix this, you need to download and install the missing components. DirectX comes preinstalled on all Windows devices and is retro-compatible in most cases. However, if your game is not working due to missing DLLs from a past version of DirectX (such as DirectX 9), download and install DirectX End-User Runtime. It will not change the version of DirectX on your system but will install a number of DLLs from the legacy DirectX SDK that are used by some older games. To update DirectX on Windows, check for any latest updates in the Windows Updates section.

To repair Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Runtime, go to System > Settings > Apps > Installed apps. Search for Microsoft Visual C++ 2015. Click on the three-dots icon next to the redistributable’s name and select Modify. Click Yes in the User Account Prompt that appears. Finally, click on the Repair button in the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable window.

If the above solutions do not help, uninstall the program/game from your Windows 11/10 PC and then download and install it again. Additionally, ensure that all your graphics drivers are up to date.

To fix the Valorant DirectX runtime error, update DirectX or install the missing DLL components using the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer. You also need to install the latest driver updates from the Optional Updates section under Windows Updates. If that does not help, completely uninstall Valorant and then reinstall it on your Windows PC to resolve the issue.

If you are manually trying to install DirectX and it is not installing, make sure your system has .NET Framework 4 installed and has enough system resources (RAM and CPU) at the time of installation. Also, ensure that your graphics card is compatible with the DirectX version you are trying to install.

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