Audacity 2.3.1 does not open due to "missing file"

I downloaded audacity using the windows installer and it refuses to open and instead says that it can not due to the file “api-ma-win-crt-runtime-|1-1-0.dll” is missing, could someone explain to me what this issue is. I am using a Toshiba with windows 8. I have more than enough space to download the program for you information. Any help that could be useful in making audacity work will be much appreciated.

The easiest solution is to download the "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 " from Microsoft, and install it. This is the required updates in one “redistributable” package:

Check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements (as shown on the download page) before downloading.