How to install Audacity successfully

To run Audacity 2.4.2 successfully download and install the following files offline:

In my case, Windows 7 Pro x64. I have installed it under C:\Program Files (x86)

  1. Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015 (vc_redist.x86.exe, vc_redist.x64.exe).
  2. NET frame work 4.7.2 offline installer (Do not use online or web installer. Microsoft might install other files which are not necessary)
  3. audacity-win-2.4.2.exe
  4. ffmpeg-win-2.2.2.exe
  5. Lame_v3.99.3_for_Windows.exe (same page as lame)

If you do get an error with the file “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll”, the above installation will resolve it (usually step 1 will resolve the error)

Good Luck

I think it should be noted that Windows 7 is obsolete.

It’s not normally necessary to install Visual C++ Redistributable except on Windows 7. More recent versions of Windows usually have a sufficiently recent version of Visual C++ Redistributable already.