This issue is not new, it’s been known since AutoCAD 2017. However, I see many customers are having this problem. So I thought I should share it here.
After you installed AutoCAD (Or AutoCAD-based software) you see this warning and AutoCAD doesn’t start. I’ve seen the same cases mostly on Windows 8.1.
The solution is simple. You only need to install all Windows updates, this should install the required component.
But if this solution doesn’t work, see all solutions from Travis Nate here: api-ms-win
Don’t forget to install updates
Windows Updates are important to keep your machine running smoothly. Always install the updates regularly. And don’t forget to install AutoCAD updates regularly too. It should be easier to do with Autodesk Desktop App now.