Fix: XPSSVCS.DLL is missing error on Windows 10

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by Matthew Adams
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  • XPSSVCS.DLL is a file part of the Windows platform. Most of the systems have this file in the drive where Windows is installed.
  • During other installation processes, an error message about this file missing might show and can be fixed by running a SFC scan or updating Windows. Other solutions are available as well.
  • DLL errors are annoying and they appear out of the blue. Check our DLL Errors section for more fixes.
  • If other Windows errors are giving you headaches you should visit our Windows Errors Hub and get all of them resolved.
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Solution 5 – Reinstall the application that is giving you this error

If XPSSVCS.DLL is missing message appears only when trying to run a certain application, perhaps you should reinstall that application completely. There are several ways to do that, but the best method is to use an uninstaller software.

By using uninstaller software you’ll completely remove all files and registry entries that are related to the application you want to remove. As a result, there won’t be any leftover files that can interfere with your system.

If you’re looking for a good uninstaller software, we strongly recommend that you try out Revo Uninstaller. Once you remove the problematic application using this tool, the issue should be completely resolved.


Solution 6 – Perform a Clean boot

Sometimes third-party applications or services can cause XPSSVCS.DLL is missing message to appear. To fix this problem, it’s advised to disable all startup applications and services. This is relatively simple to do, and you can do it by following these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog. Enter msconfig and click OK.
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  2. System Configuration window will now appear. Navigate to the Services tab and check Hide all Microsoft services. Click the Disable all button.
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  3. Now go to the Startup tab and click Open Task Manager.
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  4. You’ll now see a list of startup applications. Right-click the first entry on the list and choose Disable. Repeat this step for all applications on the list.
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  5. Go back to the System Configuration window. Now click Apply and OK to save changes and restart your PC.
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Once your PC restarts, check if the issue is still there. If the problem doesn’t appear, it’s rather likely that one of the disabled applications or services was causing it. To find out which application was the problem, enable applications and services in groups until you manage to recreate the issue.

Once you find the problematic application, remove it and check if that solves the problem.


Solution 7 – Create a new user account

In some rare cases, d3dx9_43.dll is missing message can appear because your user account is corrupted. Since there’s no way to repair your account, the best course of action would be to create a new user account. To do that, follow these simple steps:

  1. Open the Settings app and navigate to the Accounts section.
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  2. Pick Family & other people from the left pane. Choose Add someone else to this PC from the right pane.
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  3. Select I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.
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  4. Click on Add a user without a Microsoft account.
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  5. Enter the desired username for the new account and click Next.
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After creating a new user account, check if the problem is still there. If the issue doesn’t reappear, move all your personal files to the new account and check if that solves your problem.

Those fixes might resolve the missing XPSSVCS.DLL issue so you can install Google Cloud Print on Windows 10. Check out this guide for further details on how to set up Google Cloud Print.

FAQ: Learn more about XPSSVCS.DLL errors

  • What is XPSSVCS.DLL?

This DLL file is part of the core Windows system. It’s description is Native Code Xps Services Library and since it’s a file signed by Microsoft, our recommendation is to never delete it.

  • Is XPSSVCS.dll malware?

There were some known attacks using this filename. Users who found the xpssvcs.dll file outside of C:WindowsSystem32 folder should perform a scan as soon as possible. Take a look for our top antivirus picks.

  • Should I remove XPSSVCS.dll file?

We don’t recommend manually removing it. Perform an antivirus scan and, if it returns a positive result, let the program take care of it and delete the file.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2017 and has been since completely revamped and updated in April 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in September 2017 and was revamped and updated in November 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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