Hello there! I'm so sorry you had trouble running the game. I did a quick search and this seems like a common Windows error and annoyingly as you've pointed out the Windows download is missing. The most solid looking suggestion I found was this:
open ' Control Panel' click on 'Uninstall a program' and look for Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (X64) - 11.0.61030 or Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (X86) - 11.0.61030. Right-click this entry, and in the Modify Setup dialog, choose Repair.
I do hope that might be of some help.