Download and Fix tzupd.exe

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

tzupd.exe file Microsoft timezone refresh utility. 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 tzupd.exe related errors on your device. You can also download tzupd.exe file compatible with Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista devices which will (most probably) allow you to solve the problem.

For Windows Compatible with: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Vista

File info

General information
Filename tzupd.exe
File extension EXE
Description Microsoft timezone refresh utility
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 tzupd.exe file. tzupd.exe 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 tzupd.exe file. If you encounter one listed below (or similar), please consider the following suggestions.

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



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


Problems related to tzupd.exe 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 tzupd.exe 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.

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

The last solution is to manually download and replace tzupd.exe 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 tzupd.exe file.

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

  • Windows 7: C:\Windows\servicing\GC64\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\servicing\GC32\
  • Windows Vista: C:\Windows\servicing\GC32\

If the steps did not solve your tzupd.exe 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 tzupd.exe
System Windows 7
File size 49664 bytes
Date 2010-11-21
File details
MD5 1a42ea6484e6e1a773c2fd09e976e774
SHA1 4908f07c21dd518b718716c3ec619d1d42daa39f
SHA256 561a9d58a000d2196dcf4576c99894ed3c93addd092c1a1e33e64d13c6f47afb
CRC32 bbec3c6a
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\GC64\
Filename tzupd.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 20992 bytes
Date -0001-11-30
File details
MD5 2b5bc02c73390e120e2183597153f68d
SHA1 88ef225d21ecfa5815db8919a7d8520347fa2d84
SHA256 cf03dde80b410356f0d30095b6bc81a8215f394c09c8c9bff270b0c19955cb90
CRC32 30549f6b
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\GC32\
Filename tzupd.exe
System Windows Vista
File size 18944 bytes
Date 2008-01-21
File details
MD5 563caa2417174588165e0728fb685d95
SHA1 ef019dca04feed6b2e768033f733b799c537ad73
SHA256 45c7dd0966c1cf53f860a3d08ab89edd53e524ec1372afd4aa12b35bf2be6800
CRC32 f9bf3a66
Example file location C:\Windows\servicing\GC32\