ControlPanelDisplay.admx Troubleshoot and Download

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing ControlPanelDisplay.admx files. Situations like that can occur, for example, during a software installation process. Each software program requires certain resources, libraries, and source data to work properly. Corrupted or nonexistent ControlPanelDisplay.admx file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

ControlPanelDisplay.admx file Windows Group Policy Language-neutral. The file was developed by Microsoft for use with Windows software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of ControlPanelDisplay.admx related errors on your device. You can also download ControlPanelDisplay.admx file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 14538
Oldest file 2006-11-02
MIME type application/xml
Fix File Errors

There are various types of errors related to ControlPanelDisplay.admx file. ControlPanelDisplay.admx file may be located in wrong file directory on your device, may not be present in the system, or may be infected with malicious software and therefore not work correctly. Below is a list of most common error messages related to ControlPanelDisplay.admx file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

  • ControlPanelDisplay.admx is corrupted
  • ControlPanelDisplay.admx cannot be located
  • Runtime Error - ControlPanelDisplay.admx
  • ControlPanelDisplay.admx file error
  • ControlPanelDisplay.admx file cannot be loaded. Module was not found
  • cannot register ControlPanelDisplay.admx file:
  • ControlPanelDisplay.admx file could not be loaded
  • ControlPanelDisplay.admx file doesn't exist



Application could not be started because ControlPanelDisplay.admx file is missing. Reinstall the application to solve the problem.


Problems related to ControlPanelDisplay.admx can be addressed in various ways. Some methods are meant only for advanced users. If you don't have confidence in your skills, we suggest consulting a specialist. Fixing ControlPanelDisplay.admx file errors should be approached with utmost caution for any mistakes can result in unstable or unproperly working system. If you have the necassary skills, please proceed.

ControlPanelDisplay.admx file errors can be caused by various factors, so its is beneficial to try to fix them using various methods.

Step 1: Scan your computer for any malicious software

Virus Scan

Windows files are commonly attacked by malicious software that prevents them from working properly. First step in addressing problems with ControlPanelDisplay.admx file or any other Windows system files should be scanning the system for malicious software using an antivirus tool.

If by any chance you don't have any antivirus software installed on your system yet, you should do it immediately. Unprotected system is not only a source of file errors, but, more importantly, makes your system vulnerable to many dangers. If you don't know which antivirus tool to choose, consult this Wikipedia article – comparison of antivirus software.

Step 2: Update your system and drivers.

Windows Update

Installing relevant Microsoft Windows patches and updates may solve your problems related to ControlPanelDisplay.admx file. Use dedicated Windows tool to perform the update.

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "Windows Update" in the search field
  3. Choose the appropriate software program (name may vary depending on your system version)
  4. Check if your system is up to date. If any unapplied updates are listed, install them immediately.
  5. After the update has been done,restart your computer in order to complete the process.

Beside updating the system, it is recommended that you install latest device drivers, as drivers can influence proper working of ControlPanelDisplay.admx or other system files. In order to do so, go to your computer or device producer's website where you will find information regarding latest driver updates.

Step 3: Use System File Checker (SFC) tool

System File Checker

System File Checker is a Microsoft Windows tool. As the name suggests, the tool is used for identyfing and addressing system file related errors, including those related to ControlPanelDisplay.admx file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the ControlPanelDisplay.admx file with properly working version. To use the tool:

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "cmd" in the search field
  3. Locate "Command Prompt" result – don't run it yet:
  4. Click the right mouse button and select "Run as Administrator" option
  5. Type "sfc /scannow" in console prompt to start the program and follow the instructions

Step 4: Restoring Windows system

Windows Recovery

Another approach is to restore system to previous state, before the ControlPanelDisplay.admx file error occured. In order to restore your system, follow the instructions below

  1. Go to the Windows "Start" menu
  2. Type "System Restore" in the search field
  3. Start the system restore tool – it's name may differ depending on version of the system
  4. The application will guide you through the process – read the messages carefully
  5. After the process has finished, restart your computer.

If all the above-mentioned methods failed and the ControlPanelDisplay.admx file problem has not been resolved, proceed to the next step. Remember that the following steps are intended only for advanced users.

Download and replace ControlPanelDisplay.admx file

The last solution is to manually download and replace ControlPanelDisplay.admx file in appropriate folder on the disk. Select file version compatible with your operating system and click the "Download" button. Next, go to your web browser's "Downloaded" folder and copy the downloaded ControlPanelDisplay.admx file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of ControlPanelDisplay.admx file example directory paths.

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\

If the steps did not solve your ControlPanelDisplay.admx file problem, you should consult a professional. A probability exists that the error(s) might be device-related and therefore should be resolved at the hardware level. A fresh operating system installation might be necessary – a faulty system installation process can result in data loss.

File versions list

Filename ControlPanelDisplay.admx
System Windows 10
File size 14538 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 a537c377871310b095769839daf9bca1
SHA1 e3dafbccb75131e02c06a1249c34ce15bfe4490d
SHA256 8b01bb24e01c9021b0c74234f0e1d347a19b2a47ab21e3051a42a6ed15c81fb7
CRC32 313dac02
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 14442 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 23c09eff5ee9481aee2156d2195e47f8
SHA1 391ab345f9a461346c129f29c01501fc4b7e11f3
SHA256 af375fd76dbe159680b7dd6b3950fcffe89ab0f5196fd308ac8a6936b946b00f
CRC32 eca3b2a8
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.admx
System Windows 8
File size 11528 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 24dec04b430330f4dce66d9729fdbe1a
SHA1 0e91ff4cc8bb725b7a6b327d2b30f3c70b597a89
SHA256 dcfe0f64158f02a059c1783c0cb48f20581f039b961fce191b264098cbabc405
CRC32 cf203dd0
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.admx
System Windows 7
File size 10099 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 1f31ca60683939afdf09c42d2e249c29
SHA1 2c95d82601a5b0f9b55caf11fc6c1dc172eb3b57
SHA256 6131762ed261fdc4956673d738b54153d2e1f8e63d8131327519875eb2def7a7
CRC32 a41b8df8
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename ControlPanelDisplay.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 6959 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 82943ef229b798b85bb65c3bf89e46d2
SHA1 1aa336a6446e03c78b060e2fc082465d8b29ff4a
SHA256 6db8df3181608d67b2042921a365a868a65f13fda1aa44004d27ff5c1e16826b
CRC32 0b74d0ec
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\