DeviceCenter.dll Troubleshoot and Download

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

DeviceCenter.dll file Device Center. 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 DeviceCenter.dll related errors on your device. You can also download DeviceCenter.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 DeviceCenter.dll
File extension DLL
Description Device Center
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 DeviceCenter.dll file. DeviceCenter.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 DeviceCenter.dll file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to DeviceCenter.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 DeviceCenter.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.

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

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

Go to the folder where the file should be located and paste the downloaded file. Below is the list of DeviceCenter.dll 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\

If the steps did not solve your DeviceCenter.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 DeviceCenter.dll
System Windows 10
File size 398336 bytes
Date 2017-03-18
File details
MD5 aa084b0526678ebb0797ebb9d28d2f3c
SHA1 5bc73eac92bfe5bee421478d42695587b3d3d587
SHA256 41294be8f3b8a4d7c99779954f182d9d2c25aa8c4c2efa34b74b21d1a6d5fab4
CRC32 ab3880a8
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DeviceCenter.dll
System Windows 8.1
File size 487424 bytes
Date 2014-11-21
File details
MD5 bac65ee95acb71256d23854ac98973a3
SHA1 d8db9aea3c773c3fad13edda473d3eb9ed2c731d
SHA256 bb0cee761581ed391b146e1896e08126697a2bd4f712f385f055e01efca08014
CRC32 d9c4d7c1
Example file location C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DeviceCenter.dll
System Windows 8
File size 479744 bytes
Date 2012-07-26
File details
MD5 0d60d12e317bdcb91028d3ce78bb2bb7
SHA1 d8952fd70dd9fd4fe1cba1e1402683297f0ce03b
SHA256 334d55fa87bd87481e8067df7ac61a1c5e09a269b2b60992d46af44d72f9c551
CRC32 c8dd827f
Example file location 1: C:\Windows\System32\
Filename DeviceCenter.dll
System Windows 7
File size 484864 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2a39f32e0067cbf221611fe1fa8c6d8f
SHA1 82545981da5c217864d613c741b905de1dee16d4
SHA256 c6d1cab7bc87f8eb7d801be3e3da9b631932a94468e7a6f46d60a43c9ab08ee7
CRC32 26fd76a4
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\
Filename DeviceCenter.dll
System Windows 7
File size 508928 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 4c2c4640bf23aafcf90519e0f34436ce
SHA1 2a35104cfb44a64e2abb5ed7025a44cb00b0f1da
SHA256 8accda77c2dc5be2daed05134310122afecc872a8d118612e55dd229bfe4d844
CRC32 e9a07eb9
Example file location C:\Windows\SysWOW64\