Troubleshoot WindowsProducts.admx Errors and Download File

Sometimes Windows system displays error messages regarding corrupted or missing WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.admx file can therefore effect in failed execution of the started process.

WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.admx related errors on your device. You can also download WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.admx
File extension ADMX
Type System
Description Windows Group Policy Language-neutral
Program Windows 10
Software Windows
Author Microsoft
Software version 10
File size 10108
Oldest file 2008-01-21
MIME type application/xml

There are various types of errors related to WindowsProducts.admx file. WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.admx file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.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.

WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.admx file. After an error related to%fileextension% file has been discovered, the program attempts to automatically replace the WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.admx file

The last solution is to manually download and replace WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.admx file.

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.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 WindowsProducts.admx
System Windows 10
File size 10108 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 f35eba96bbcda4b01e5f91596c25efb5
SHA1 7b11d4a882c2f87b43822e6d48772b8acdcb07c5
SHA256 3f8fa55498078fa0dd1b97cd3745ca92aba5e1979a5a915221133ea1d6c3e03e
CRC32 2bc905f7
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WindowsProducts.admx
System Windows 8.1
File size 9257 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 b71ff979ed5c57b3b5637cfefdcbbbd1
SHA1 73f405c2e9a240d3ca882e7c9952e66476c5cfd7
SHA256 763ad004537b97e77b7e56f1e6f629c782a7626d5c68ab90c364d01e3d85b318
CRC32 30555695
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WindowsProducts.admx
System Windows 8
File size 8308 bytes
Date 2012-06-02
File details
MD5 d668076f00c23336422ae40cb1ca8b30
SHA1 742fbd18eed7365ac21457b09ea8faa26694e5c3
SHA256 0da4468fb2742ba7ead59b6c0f3188a246bee90d06f556025464265b8544a805
CRC32 df2c42e5
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WindowsProducts.admx
System Windows 7
File size 7203 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 6b77a49d10ce6537dd97f533ae2a7b0f
SHA1 b85c9949a904cd1755b4822f65336953d4dc495b
SHA256 10819a252fa3a8cf2b6b45f7fecfe66f8557a3150e63c7ba774c1942caf2fe23
CRC32 ea849cf2
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\
Filename WindowsProducts.admx
System Windows Vista
File size 6633 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9008833b9bb6107db771038cdb255dec
SHA1 9bc2d0e0f2fbcdb06ecf560da92ed844a75ddf22
SHA256 01c5a9a1bfe9e6512c6ee065f5700fad63a38123d3bc77be974fca944b30d91e
CRC32 ff355598
Example file location C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\