Failed to start the game, executable file is missing

If you receive the error above error in most cases it is because Your Windows operating system is 32 bit instead of the required 64 bit.

To confirm which version of windows you have open your start menu and type "System" then click on the option "System" that pops up. on about the 5th line down in the window that pops up you will see "System Type" if it says 32-Bit Operating System then your PC is incompatible with Squad.

The only way to resolve this (if this is your scenario) is to re-install windows as a 64 bit OS. This also has the benefit of allowing your system to use more then 3GB of RAM (VRAM included) as this is a 32 bit limitation.


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    cory scott

    i am running a 64 bit system but game will still not start. any ideas?

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    I am using 64 bit system , if i start game i see  this error :

    The program can't start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-I 1-O.dl

    Can u help me please? 

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    Adrian Fawcett

    I am having the exact same problem as Alex, how can i fix this? i've tried reinstalling/downloading the missing packages but it hasnt worked.

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    Robert Sanzotera

    Same problem I have and my system is 64bit.  What goes and where is the help?????


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    Steyn Theron

    I upgraded my os from win 8.1 64 to win 10 pro. downloaded the content and now I cannot start the game: Error msg is: Failed to start game error "StartService Failed (577)


    Any ideas?

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    Phillip J Wenth

    When I try to launch the game, I get an error.  

    The program can't start because MSVCP140.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.

    I am running a 64bit OS. 

    How do reinstall this program and will it fix my problem?

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