Download sapi.cpl to Fix Errors

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

sapi.cpl file Speech UX Control Panel. The file was developed by for use with software. Here you will find detailed information about the file and instructions how to proceed in the event of sapi.cpl related errors on your device. You can also download sapi.cpl file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP 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 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista, Windows XP

File info

General information
Filename sapi.cpl
File extension CPL
Description Speech UX Control Panel
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Dynamic link library
System Windows NT 32-bit
Copyrights © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
Character set Unicode
Language cod English (U.S.)

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

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



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


Problems related to sapi.cpl 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 sapi.cpl 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace sapi.cpl 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 sapi.cpl file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\Speech\SpeechUX\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\Speech\SpeechUX\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\Speech\SpeechUX\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Speech\SpeechUX\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Speech\SpeechUX\
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows Vista: ---
  • Windows XP: ---

If the steps did not solve your sapi.cpl 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 sapi.cpl
System Windows 10
File size 221184 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 0ad8769fe0571146cdb879f6850df9fe
SHA1 507b1b10ab3e025534b07101666dfabf3122aebd
SHA256 a11e2812160ea15c7658c09c649f1531217ca42b60ca2a3831f3684cb1bd4c04
CRC32 1cee1957
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Speech\SpeechUX\
Filename sapi.cpl
System Windows 8.1
File size 223232 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 a33faf3c53c8fc798b2370f164b4268d
SHA1 016b1033b62840d575e9374fba2b3e9369ac0f9a
SHA256 4d249e30c4293fd9120b352133b6820fa2c122079dc18c7440ffd304e6ef001b
CRC32 50f06be0
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\Speech\SpeechUX\
Filename sapi.cpl
System Windows 8
File size 219136 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 32921f1b87fa657b03a3348f3dbbdb50
SHA1 65cbc601da0586a8f4914e3256e3cab01f115216
SHA256 11ad4543f5b01be5f9f66ff0cc4ba21783e2412a200d247618bca06e072341d5
CRC32 1d1c9d52
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\Speech\SpeechUX\
Filename sapi.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 229376 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 be54e44f60f121782b84e5b1bfadf315
SHA1 2893b0ac31397a1edc7bc1e39d187d3108d84982
SHA256 c5268c8253f7bcdfd7b6b5ecf1e37ea1f1f05e3998d3aa4d4e05e46ed3d8fae5
CRC32 ddd04a3c
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Speech\SpeechUX\
Filename sapi.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 243200 bytes
Date 2009-07-14
File details
MD5 f121ff27b30d62eb148e928c4769328b
SHA1 e2e7c4a308cfee80676f4c58153f37c711743431
SHA256 2e5e0367ff7df70d8550ee890e08994a4ee1e023027cd5c071fe803f6a949cb6
CRC32 78b0cbdd
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\Speech\SpeechUX\
Filename sapi.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 284672 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 4fdf6b8b9449d4af1d98a0705cb6747d
SHA1 99bb3c38b489dec3b4827ad53f5475b5cee18efb
SHA256 9712bdd2b1525de442baa4a38edf9e60a7c1dfe46f8db04786c44aa9ac62229a
CRC32 08e1a500
Example file location ---
Filename sapi.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 270336 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9ad8aeaab3eb89277af1ddf31b14f90f
SHA1 365bed657a675731ed87be579aa28587fd80463a
SHA256 c64d047f4a232532ddfa9254ada615a3d712a69159dfa078220f0f2d8176dcb3
CRC32 b5495115
Example file location ---
Filename sapi.cpl
System Windows XP
File size 155648 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 1a56eb64786813f639a2ccaa7bb05821
SHA1 11c184cd2307e4e64bc0d4c579709d17dccfd375
SHA256 f8097c921b9d1a5ab51932ea111e3462d0fb00dcf985cd15b2fd47b76adcf11a
CRC32 e620dc84
Example file location ---