I feel I'm missing something here but before giving up please install the VC++ Redistributable for VS 2015 (VC14): https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48145.
What I'm missing here are:
- the actual name of the PHP package being downloaded and then installed
- the actual list of modules being installed as the result of the "command" above
- "something" that only Dependency Walker could help me in understanding