Anki Startup: Error loading Python DLL

Hello everyone,

When I try to start Anki, I receive the following error message:
“Error loading Python DLL
‘C:\Program Files\Anki\python38.dll’.”

I tried following the instructions on Anki’s homepage for addressing this error message: I updated Windows (to Version 10.0.19041), I installed Windows 10 Universal CRT, and I tried installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2017, but I already have Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2019 installed (version 14.24.28127), so 2017 would not install.

Finally, I tried to uninstall and reinstall Anki. Right-clicking Anki in the Start menu and selecting “uninstall” takes me to Settings->Add/Remove Programs, but Anki does not appear in that list of programs (I previously hid Anki from the list, and don’t know how to make it visible again). So I can’t uninstall.

I appreciate any help, thanks!

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