After installation, I was shown a dialog box that said that my computer didn’t have the api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll. I retrieved the dll from the web and installed it. But the problem persisted and I was informed by dialog boxes that I didn’t have several other files beginning with “api-ms-win” etc.
After a few web searches I gathered these files were parts of the Visual C++ redistributable for Visual Studio 2015. Many sites advised me to download and install the said Visual C++ redistributable, which I did. But the problem persists. So, I uninstalled 5.4 and went back and installed 5.3.5.
So, my question is - Is it mandatory to install Visual C++ redistributable? I also checked the system requirements of LO 5.4, it didn’t say anything about this redistributable. Please help. I always use the “fresh” versions as they are made available for download. This time I couldn’t. Is there something I’m doing wrong?