Xinput1_3.dll is Missing

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Sometimes while running games or software on their computer, users are met with an error message that reads, "The program can't start because Xinput1_3.dll is missing from your computer." Fortunately, there's a simple way to resolve this error.

How To Fix the Xinput1_3.dll is Missing Error

Xinput1_3.dll is a runtime component bundled into Microsoft's DirectX, a tool that installs the libraries required to run programs, games, or play videos on Windows PC. When encountering errors with Xinput1_3.dll, the safest solution is to download and reinstall DirectX on your PC.

Click support to view the instructions on how to download and install DirectX on your system.

N.B. The Xinput1_3.dll file is also proposed as a single file download on some websites. But you should be careful when downloading files from unofficial sources as they can harm your computer (malwares, PUPs, adware,...).
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Jean-François Pillou - Founder of CCM
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