During installation miktexsetup.exe fails with:

Windows API error 126: The specified module could not be found.

Data: dllName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin/x64\MiKTeX209-core.dll"


I found nothing on the web, what could solve this issue or where its from, only others having the question, no solution:


  • Such questions should be asked in the miktex issue tracker: github.com/MiKTeX/miktex/issues – Ulrike Fischer May 25 '18 at 8:33
  • Posted question at github.com/MiKTeX/miktex/issues/134 – TobiBS May 25 '18 at 8:42
  • You should add a few details, like your OS, which account (admin/user), which installer (and its version) and which installation method (single/multi) you used. It is rather impolite to expect Christian to ask back for such basic info. – Ulrike Fischer May 25 '18 at 8:46
  • I didn't want to be impolite, but want to collect all neccessary information, therefore I raise the problem to discuss. To assume I have all this information and withhold it is also rather impolite, but I'll have the chance on Tuesday only to ask all of those myself. – TobiBS May 25 '18 at 10:03

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