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    #16
    Originally posted by Lertmind View Post
    If KB4507456 (or old KB2952664) is installed. It's telemetry.
    The problem is due to dbghelp.dll that uses api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll (\Epic Games\Launcher\Engine\Binaries\ThirdParty\DbgHelp\dbghelp.dll).
    Yeah, Microsoft snuck telemetry in a security-only update.
    Is this issue exclusive to Windows 7? Do Windows 8.1/10 users have this issue?

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      #17
      Hi.
      I have the same issue on Windows 7 64-bit. This would supposedly be fixed by applying patch KB4507456 from Microsoft, but a download option is no longer available since it's support life cycle has ended; all download links where removed during the last month. The worst part is that this is only required by the captcha checks during login; or at least I get no such message when for whatever reason the launcher deems me worthy of not being tortured by a dozen challenges to prove "I'm human".
      JFM

      EDIT: I actually get the the message upon startup, but the captcha seems to be the only process that does not work and constantly barely blinks FAILED at the bottom of it's area even if it's properly answered.
      Last edited by Pfandorf; 01-18-2021, 09:00 AM.

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        #18
        Originally posted by Pfandorf View Post
        Hi.
        I have the same issue on Windows 7 64-bit. This would supposedly be fixed by applying patch KB4507456 from Microsoft, but a download option is no longer available since it's support life cycle has ended; all download links where removed during the last month. The worst part is that this is only required by the captcha checks during login; or at least I get no such message when for whatever reason the launcher deems me worthy of not being tortured by a dozen challenges to prove "I'm human".
        JFM
        Download link still works, https://www.catalog.update.microsoft...px?q=KB4507456

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          #19
          Thank you!

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            #20
            Hi,

            Problem came with the last Epic Games Launcher update!
            .
            Verified on second machine:
            Starts perfectly => Games Launcher Update => Restart => bam!...api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll...in your face...

            I can confirm that copying api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll to C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Launcher\Portal\Binaries\Win64 works.

            There is a bug in the current client!




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              #21

              Originally posted by nIGERIAN rAMBO View Post

              Yeah, Microsoft snuck telemetry in a security-only update.
              Is this issue exclusive to Windows 7? Do Windows 8.1/10 users have this issue?

              Originally posted by Pfandorf View Post
              Hi.I have the same issue on Windows 7 64-bit. This would supposedly be fixed by applying patch KB4507456 from Microsoft, but a download option is no longer available since it's support life cycle has ended; all download links where removed during the last month. The worst part is that this is only required by the captcha checks during login; or at least I get no such message when for whatever reason the launcher deems me worthy of not being tortured by a dozen challenges to prove "I'm human".
              JFM

              EDIT: I actually get the the message upon startup, but the captcha seems to be the only process that does not work and constantly barely blinks FAILED at the bottom of it's area even if it's properly answered.

              Originally posted by EvilVampire View Post
              Hi,

              Problem came with the last Epic Games Launcher update!
              .
              Verified on second machine:
              Starts perfectly => Games Launcher Update => Restart => bam!...api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll...in your face...

              I can confirm that copying api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll to C:\Program Files (x86)\Epic Games\Launcher\Portal\Binaries\Win64 works.

              There is a bug in the current client!

              ^ This ^

              VictorLerp Unreal_Josh Stephen Ellis Sam_TinFoil

              Running the Launcher on Win7 means no escape from Microsoft spyware???
              Just for the Launcher Captcha. Say it ain't so Epic, pls say something at leastl
              I can't even get the Launcher running since Nov. Certificate errors in Eventvwr!
              Last edited by UnrealEnterprise; 01-19-2021, 08:34 PM.
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              Instead its better to just take projects apart (see the free 'creators' listed here)

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                #22
                oh right i removed all that back when micro-STUPID tried to force ten on me
                prolly why i get htis error ill rmeove this file immediatly id rather have the error buggin me then stupid spyware...and NO next verion ill be using wont be micrsoft windows ten ill be off to linux

                and the guy above copying it ya oddly if you had windows ten spyware on your pc this was never an issue. YAAAA clever me i didn't get pwned and tricked by microcrap
                andnow get hastles doing everyhting else cause they want to see everyhtng were doing.
                ya know why peeping toms dont make news? they all work for microsoft and world govts now.

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                  #23
                  Thanks for the reports and pings, I'm looking into it.

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                    #24
                    Originally posted by chronoss2008 View Post
                    oh right i removed all that back when micro-STUPID tried to force ten on me
                    prolly why i get htis error ill rmeove this file immediatly id rather have the error buggin me then stupid spyware...and NO next verion ill be using wont be micrsoft windows ten ill be off to linux

                    and the guy above copying it ya oddly if you had windows ten spyware on your pc this was never an issue. YAAAA clever me i didn't get pwned and tricked by microcrap
                    andnow get hastles doing everyhting else cause they want to see everyhtng were doing.
                    ya know why peeping toms dont make news? they all work for microsoft and world govts now.
                    The real question is, why does the launcher need api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll to function?

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                      #25
                      ya that is also a run isnt it WHY is this required for this launcher .......i also now see poweshell and some epicservice trying to run now so they are turning the launcher into a games as a service well THIS IS THE DEVELOPER side why am i also having to use that
                      very weird , and this file is part of the spyware that tells microsoft every thing your device runs , every application ....why does epic need to know this? when im running unreal i am likely not running much else now am i...at best possible OBS ....if i do a tutorial....thats about it

                      oh i also odd time when i exit get some library fault out i guess too, seems like they are trying to shove everyone to PhoneOSx64 vs X64 desktop os lol
                      i also see ibm shoving linux users now to NEWER hardware , all this shove when the scarcity is real....
                      ya nothing says spyware better then a phone ....one reason i dont do mobile anything and i dont own a phone...see gmail plugin for phoning out...email me otherwise...YUP they dont want smart devs it seems they want stupid greedy evil mobile devs that microtransact there users to pieces. ( opinion )

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                        #26
                        WTH? Same boat. Do something, Epic.

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                          #27
                          Had this error earlier after restarting the Epic Launcher:

                          SystemTray: EpicGamesLauncher.exe - Entry Point Not Found
                          The procedure entry point dbgcore.MiniDumpWriteDump could not be located in the dynamic link library dbghelp.dll.

                          Restarted the launcher and the error didn't come up again.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by nIGERIAN rAMBO View Post
                            Yeah, Microsoft snuck telemetry in a security-only update.
                            Then why do you share download urls to it? Please do not help people ruining their computers. I'd like to ask a mod to update his post and remove the url if possible.

                            Additionally to the Telemetry reports, there are known system wide issues with kb4507456, which i just found out on the following sevenforums url, but google also has more about this particular update.

                            https://www.sevenforums.com/news/420...ndows-7-a.html

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Konflict View Post

                              Then why do you share download urls to it? Please do not help people ruining their computers. I'd like to ask a mod to update his post and remove the url if possible.

                              Additionally to the Telemetry reports, there are known system wide issues with kb4507456, which i just found out on the following sevenforums url, but google also has more about this particular update.

                              https://www.sevenforums.com/news/420...ndows-7-a.html
                              Everyone is aware it's telemetry, but it resolves the api-ms-win-downlevel-kernel32-l2-1-0.dll issue, so it's download at your own risk.
                              I've been on sevenforums over 10 years and knew about this issue since the update was published, no one has reported any fatal system error as a result of applying the KB4507456 update.

                              Can you further elaborate how KB4507456 "ruins" people computers? Can you give specific examples on how update KB4507456 would cause people's computers to be "ruined"? Which operating system(s) does it affect or is this just your personal emotional opinion?

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                                #30
                                Originally posted by nIGERIAN rAMBO View Post
                                Can you further elaborate how KB4507456 "ruins" people computers? Can you give specific examples on how update KB4507456 would cause people's computers to be "ruined"?
                                Please read the conversation, people have report system wide issues (performance problem) and the additional KB4512816 is noted to fix issues (boot related apparently) caused by this particular KB. But the real issue is people have already recognize the existence of telemetry which is a security problem. Just keep this in mind and perhaps reconsider your recommendation with that url.

                                The dll problem might be resolved by that particular KB, but i'm sure there must be other ways to get this fixed without forcing people into unwanted windows updates and alike. Epic should fix the launcher, it was working fine prior these launcher updates, so this dll must be something trivial that doesnt justify desperate measures on users end.
                                Last edited by Konflict; 02-06-2021, 11:38 AM.

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