How to Download and Fix wscui.cpl?

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

wscui.cpl file Security and Maintenance. 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 wscui.cpl related errors on your device. You can also download wscui.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 wscui.cpl
File extension CPL
Description Security and Maintenance
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 wscui.cpl file. wscui.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 wscui.cpl file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to wscui.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 wscui.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.

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

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

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

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

If the steps did not solve your wscui.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 wscui.cpl
System Windows 10
File size 1192960 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 7f2fab740ab09d7eb626d0f83750451c
SHA1 e296c1297131ea02d5420c6076fec2afc6aeeb7f
SHA256 767bf2c7b421c73b40e875f52002e1c91b91bfa00d2636ae47c76bea0611332f
CRC32 346016f3
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename wscui.cpl
System Windows 8.1
File size 1129984 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 6208178c5d413977ccc8e3781e067ef0
SHA1 3b0fa3185bb82108babcfc4443add6b8bf5ffe9c
SHA256 e7ef77be1023928764b0dc1b76164c60b5cafbbb1462f9ad593a1245fa3378ad
CRC32 da5c8740
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename wscui.cpl
System Windows 8
File size 1152512 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 2e62fc9cfd04c907a204d2390930e154
SHA1 0eb600a4974b49a9518afcc56dedefe8bdbeec2f
SHA256 d17e843a21434c7b74f782f012b2db80ab62ffd6aa4783414805131ed6e9e1ea
CRC32 95e8ada9
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename wscui.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 1140736 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 7fd5532c142db6c9cc47aa4dcf71fdec
SHA1 0e18dc8e895e25993ae74cce31a0b5d719cc5440
SHA256 16bbc7abbec24b66a4824d8a4ffdb76a488e6f07182103f5292a3033542bf77a
CRC32 1d2ff315
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename wscui.cpl
System Windows 7
File size 1162240 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 df50dae4c547285e4997a0c61063b632
SHA1 d13bc3c8efc941f7886a73ad1dac9cb09770c201
SHA256 24f1b66cd2c5188609f936e7f4947e29eb120c59731e7028285ce6791f31b580
CRC32 fb0c3f3b
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename wscui.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 1738752 bytes
Date 2009-04-11
File details
MD5 2a81dbacef86d5698880be8c0035f5a2
SHA1 e579ec97c43f5f90596eac36cc81a974d7e9528c
SHA256 d30daf4e9482b9a7facf5c115c6f89a61af649d3c51365f76ce72e5d90288719
CRC32 28fcab43
Example file location ---
Filename wscui.cpl
System Windows Vista
File size 1689600 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 62c92be2414ac9d0bc0196ca52d2cd2b
SHA1 2ee4816e436b5f05bf22f445d17048fc9361e173
SHA256 167422607ff787cce3d5a91b04e1b027dae649166cf169b88837e5f8661c84ac
CRC32 d7261017
Example file location ---
Filename wscui.cpl
System Windows XP
File size 148480 bytes
Date 2008-04-14
File details
MD5 254d6fa37c3c1884cf41562715f49331
SHA1 2fc496aec7ca60372b9fb6384eb1671bc18777cd
SHA256 534a15487b422a1131cab929d85df16cbdec4be718adc7dc4b6ffc54184a5658
CRC32 bcacc4a4
Example file location ---