cmisetup.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

cmisetup.dll file Windows Component Configuration. 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 cmisetup.dll related errors on your device. You can also download cmisetup.dll file compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 7 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

File info

General information
Filename cmisetup.dll
File extension DLL
Description Windows Component Configuration
Program Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Author Microsoft Corporation
MIME type application/octet-stream
File type Executable application
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 cmisetup.dll file. cmisetup.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 cmisetup.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to cmisetup.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 cmisetup.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.

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

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

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

  • Windows 10: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\
  • Windows 8.1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\
  • Windows 8: 1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\oobe\
  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\oobe\

If the steps did not solve your cmisetup.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 cmisetup.dll
System Windows 10
File size 539368 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 33687233b9d229f68d724d36e12fdb3a
SHA1 f9683b7ba1b2ce6a7640b5802133b58cc7fef148
SHA256 20b0e942054f52b8de312bf5e4aa29e7a1018c66f9ac866a4d9bb9ac814ffc83
CRC32 46fbe6e2
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\
Filename cmisetup.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 550400 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 6a29ec99dfb0005b78e6b9585521d9dd
SHA1 8ed11741ace412ff91123e3d3e04e183ea7adda1
SHA256 34a0e0c07736a3e146865962ecdae2f799b320d54ee4121e3aa5908a4234b985
CRC32 a8eadaad
Example file location C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\
Filename cmisetup.dll
System Windows 8
File size 559616 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 c824728f98cd872924fac75c05d05282
SHA1 3dd7ae31c5b8c67306ef5775a53f5dbcb8e03365
SHA256 c2ebfd17aaf73481ac3ca11d7f058b6e9ce5daf7c377564a2169adb816d23732
CRC32 06aa8eb4
Example file location 1: C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\
Filename cmisetup.dll
System Windows 7
File size 268288 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 9db316a3d8e3f0acb8e740c170191a5d
SHA1 9e647dbb5b4708972658520685ded2724942452c
SHA256 c2b320168f5d3d75066e9f8d07e0cd955c35d2ed00fd0e632be0a706c322bca3
CRC32 789b8ea1
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\oobe\
Filename cmisetup.dll
System Windows 7
File size 334336 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 b46943075c87f0aa2a6c413cdfc712c7
SHA1 82c81a5cea445bae9d6ce62f7a28cf5ceb3fd7ea
SHA256 f075d9bca5e78a1bd6a26d3b44f1f66e67400510bba87b91ac995efa0cac7267
CRC32 7741cd5d
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\oobe\