Missing DLL TF 1.9 PY3.7

So I installed TF from this wheel file: tensorflow-1.9.0-cp37-cp37m-win_amd64.whl

I also installed Microsoft Visual C++ 2015-2022 Redistributable (x64) - 14.31.31103

But import tensorflow still gives me a missing dll error

ImportError: DLL load failed: The specified module could not be found.

Can anyone advise what I should be checking?

Have you tried to install a fresh version using the recommended venv:

Hi thanks for reply; I can’t use pip because of my IT department blocking everything but I can use wheel files.

IT department blocking everything

Also in your virtual environment?

python -m venv --system-site-packages .\venv

That command in command prompt returned a blank line.
Does the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable need some directory on the system path by chance?

That command in command prompt returned a blank line.

You need to active the venv and follow step number 3. etc… from the mentioned link.

Is that optional right?

If you are using the venv command it is mandatory.
The venv install solution it will help to debug/check that your install is still failing or not in a clean python env.