Download AppxSysprep.dll to Fix Errors

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

AppxSysprep.dll file AppX Sysprep Provider. 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 AppxSysprep.dll related errors on your device. You can also download AppxSysprep.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8 devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

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

File info

General information
Filename AppxSysprep.dll
File extension DLL
Description AppX Sysprep Provider
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 AppxSysprep.dll file. AppxSysprep.dll 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 AppxSysprep.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to AppxSysprep.dll 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 AppxSysprep.dll 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace AppxSysprep.dll 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 AppxSysprep.dll file.

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

  • Windows 10: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\Windows\System32\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\Windows\System32\

If the steps did not solve your AppxSysprep.dll 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 AppxSysprep.dll
System Windows 10
File size 83456 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 7a29be57117dd26d93191ea8dc25973d
SHA1 211b6ad0e23487821ba3ac5368c90d6281875786
SHA256 c696cc10f1a014b8c74881932f3098ac71f3b6d8ab0fdd4082019372c8bdd7d7
CRC32 c5904774
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AppxSysprep.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 46592 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 e9f051cd146e58e36fc7d0297225603b
SHA1 5104097b724a8be778bcc94cb34e52c1fb8d7c54
SHA256 b58a3a7e69b91b2fdc9a2fed763ecb04afdba0a0a2acb073f7399be1adacdb4f
CRC32 8154a1d1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename AppxSysprep.dll
System Windows 8
File size 30720 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 b4fbd8a9734ba50d2ae6b2598d7a31d8
SHA1 0507e0e60bbfa346867993af55a77d1c453730e6
SHA256 b48461939fadf55ad7e0cf86aacf8754c444e0985206f334a429e5d117fa740b
CRC32 6042bc51
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\