Google Play Music Manager says “MSVCP120.dll was not found”

After an update to Windows 10, Google Play Music Manager started giving this error on startup:

“The code execution cannot proceed because MSVCP120.dll was not found. Reinstalling the program may fix this problem”

Well, reinstalling didn’t fix it. The dll mentioned does exist in the Windows system32 folder, but it turns out that it is the 64 bit version, and the 32 bit version is needed for Music Manager to work (you can have both installed side by side).

Solution: go to and scroll down to the x86.exe section. Install the correct language for you. Here is a direct link to the English one for quickness:

After installing the Visual C++ 2013 Redistributable (x86) package, it works again: