Download Kernel32.dll for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32 Bit and 64 Bit)

Kernel32.dll download. The Kernel32.dll file is a dynamic link library for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and XP (32 Bit and 64 Bit). You can fix "The file Kernel32.dll is missing." and "Kernel32.dll not found." errors by downloading and installing this file from our site.

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The Kernel32.dll file is 1.06 MB for 32 Bit, 1.11 MB for 64 Bit. The download links are current and no negative feedback has been received by users. It has been downloaded 37748 times since release and it has received 4.1 out of 5 stars.

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Other Versions of the Kernel32.dll File link

The latest version of the Kernel32.dll file is 6.1.7601.18409 version for 32 Bit and 6.1.7601.17651 version for 64 Bit. Before this, there were 7 versions released. All versions released up till now are listed below from newest to oldest

  1. 6.1.7601.18409 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version now
  2. 6.1.7601.17651 - 64 Bit (x64) Download directly this version now
  3. 6.0.6001.18631 - 32 Bit (x86) (2014-02-28) Download directly this version now
  4. 5.2.3790.4480 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version now
  5. 5.1.2600.5781 - 32 Bit (x86) (2011-12-31) Download directly this version now
  6. 5.1.2600.1106 - 32 Bit (x86) (2011-12-31) Download directly this version now
  7. 4.10.0.2222 - 32 Bit (x86) (2011-12-31) Download directly this version now
  8. 6.1.7100.0 - 32 Bit (x86) Download directly this version now

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  1. First, click on the green-colored "Download" button in the top left section of this page (The button that is marked in the picture).
    Start downloading the Kernel32.dll file
    Step 1:Start downloading the Kernel32.dll file
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Methods to Solve the Kernel32.dll Errors link

ATTENTION! Before continuing on to install the Kernel32.dll file, you need to download the file. If you have not downloaded it yet, download it before continuing on to the installation steps. If you are having a problem while downloading the file, you can browse the download guide a few lines above.

Method 1: Solving the DLL Error by Copying the Kernel32.dll File to the Windows System Folder link

  1. The file you downloaded is a compressed file with the extension ".zip". This file cannot be installed. To be able to install it, first you need to extract the dll file from within it. So, first double-click the file with the ".zip" extension and open the file.
  2. You will see the file named "Kernel32.dll" in the window that opens. This is the file you need to install. Click on the dll file with the left button of the mouse. By doing this, you select the file.
    Choosing the Kernel32.dll file
    Step 2:Choosing the Kernel32.dll file
  3. Click on the "Extract To" button, which is marked in the picture. In order to do this, you will need the Winrar software. If you don't have the software, it can be found doing a quick search on the Internet and you can download it (The Winrar software is free).
  4. After clicking the "Extract to" button, a window where you can choose the location you want will open. Choose the "Desktop" location in this window and extract the dll file to the desktop by clicking the "Ok" button.
    Extracting the Kernel32.dll file to the desktop
    Step 3:Extracting the Kernel32.dll file to the desktop
  5. Copy the "Kernel32.dll" file and paste it into the "C:\Windows\System32" folder.
    Copying the Kernel32.dll file into the Windows/System32 folder
    Step 3:Copying the Kernel32.dll file into the Windows/System32 folder
  6. If you are using a 64 Bit operating system, copy the "Kernel32.dll" file and paste it into the "C:\Windows\sysWOW64" as well.
    NOTE! On Windows operating systems with 64 Bit architecture, the dll file must be in both the "sysWOW64" folder as well as the "System32" folder. In other words, you must copy the "Kernel32.dll" file into both folders.
    Pasting the Kernel32.dll file into the Windows/sysWOW64 folder
    Step 4:Pasting the Kernel32.dll file into the Windows/sysWOW64 folder
  7. In order to run the Command Line as an administrator, complete the following steps.
    NOTE! In this explanation, we ran the Command Line on Windows 10. If you are using one of the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP operating systems, you can use the same methods to run the Command Line as an administrator. Even though the pictures are taken from Windows 10, the processes are similar.
    1. First, open the Start Menu and before clicking anywhere, type "cmd" but do not press Enter.
    2. When you see the "Command Line" option among the search results, hit the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER" keys on your keyboard.
    3. A window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run this process?". Confirm it by clicking to "Yes" button.
    Running the Command Line as an administrator
    Step 5:Running the Command Line as an administrator
  8. Paste the command below into the Command Line window that opens and hit the Enter key on your keyboard. This command will delete the Kernel32.dll file's damaged registry (It will not delete the file you pasted into the System32 folder, but will delete the registry in Regedit. The file you pasted in the System32 folder will not be damaged in any way).
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /u Kernel32.dll
    Uninstalling the Kernel32.dll file from the system registry
    Step 6:Uninstalling the Kernel32.dll file from the system registry
  9. If you are using a Windows version that has 64 Bit architecture, after running the above command, you need to run the command below. With this command, we will clean the problematic Kernel32.dll registry for 64 Bit (The cleaning process only involves the registries in Regedit. In other words, the dll file you pasted into the SysWoW64 will not be damaged).
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /u Kernel32.dll
    Uninstalling the Kernel32.dll file's problematic registry from Regedit (for 64 Bit)
    Step 7:Uninstalling the Kernel32.dll file's problematic registry from Regedit (for 64 Bit)
  10. We need to make a clean registry for the dll file's registry that we deleted from Regedit (Windows Registry Editor). In order to accomplish this, copy and paste the command below into the Command Line and press Enter key.
    %windir%\System32\regsvr32.exe /i Kernel32.dll
    Making a clean registry for the Kernel32.dll file in Regedit (Windows Registry Editor)
    Step 8:Making a clean registry for the Kernel32.dll file in Regedit (Windows Registry Editor)
  11. If the Windows version you use has 64 Bit architecture, after running the command above, you must run the command below. With this command, you will create a clean registry for the problematic registry of the Kernel32.dll file that we deleted.
    %windir%\SysWoW64\regsvr32.exe /i Kernel32.dll
    Creating a clean registry for the Kernel32.dll file (for 64 Bit)
    Step 9:Creating a clean registry for the Kernel32.dll file (for 64 Bit)
  12. If you did the processes in full, the installation should have finished successfully. If you received an error from the command line, you don't need to be anxious. Even if the Kernel32.dll file was installed successfully, you can still receive error messages like these due to some incompatibilities. In order to test whether your dll problem was solved or not, try running the software giving the error message again. If the error is continuing, try the 2nd Method to solve this problem.

Method 2: Copying the Kernel32.dll File to the Software File Folder link

  1. In order to install the dll file, you need to find the file folder for the software that was giving you errors such as "Kernel32.dll is missing", "Kernel32.dll not found" or similar error messages. In order to do that, Right-click the software's shortcut and click the Properties item in the right-click menu that appears.
    Opening the software shortcut properties window
    Step 1:Opening the software shortcut properties window
  2. Click on the Open File Location button that is found in the Properties window that opens up and choose the folder where the application is installed.
    Opening the file folder of the software
    Step 2:Opening the file folder of the software
  3. Copy the Kernel32.dll file.
  4. Paste the dll file you copied into the software's file folder that we just opened.
    Pasting the Kernel32.dll file into the software's file folder
    Step 3:Pasting the Kernel32.dll file into the software's file folder
  5. When the dll file is moved to the software file folder, it means that the process is completed. Check to see if the problem was solved by running the software giving the error message again. If you are still receiving the error message, you can complete the 3rd Method as an alternative.

Method 3: Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Software that Gives You the Kernel32.dll Error link

  1. Press the "Windows" + "R" keys at the same time to open the Run tool. Paste the command below into the text field titled "Open" in the Run window that opens and press the Enter key on your keyboard. This command will open the "Programs and Features" tool.
    appwiz.cpl
    Opening the Programs and Features tool with the Appwiz.cpl command
    Step 1:Opening the Programs and Features tool with the Appwiz.cpl command
  2. The softwares listed in the Programs and Features window that opens up are the softwares installed on your computer. Find the software that gives you the dll error and run the "Right-Click > Uninstall" command on this software.
    Uninstalling the software from your computer
    Step 2:Uninstalling the software from your computer
  3. Following the instructions that come up, uninstall the software from your computer and restart your computer.
    Following the verification and instructions for the software uninstall process
    Step 3:Following the verification and instructions for the software uninstall process
  4. After restarting your computer, reinstall the software.
  5. You can solve the error you are expericing with this method. If the dll error is continuing in spite of the solution methods you are using, the source of the problem is the Windows operating system. In order to solve dll errors in Windows you will need to complete the 4th Method and the 5th Method in the list.

Method 4: Solving the Kernel32.dll Error Using the Windows System File Checker link

  1. In order to run the Command Line as an administrator, complete the following steps.
    NOTE! In this explanation, we ran the Command Line on Windows 10. If you are using one of the Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP operating systems, you can use the same methods to run the Command Line as an administrator. Even though the pictures are taken from Windows 10, the processes are similar.
    1. First, open the Start Menu and before clicking anywhere, type "cmd" but do not press Enter.
    2. When you see the "Command Line" option among the search results, hit the "CTRL" + "SHIFT" + "ENTER" keys on your keyboard.
    3. A window will pop up asking, "Do you want to run this process?". Confirm it by clicking to "Yes" button.
    Running the Command Line as an administrator
    Step 1:Running the Command Line as an administrator
  2. After typing the command below into the Command Line, push Enter.
    sfc /scannow
    Getting rid of dll errors using Windows's sfc /scannow command
    Step 2:Getting rid of dll errors using Windows's sfc /scannow command
  3. Depending on your computer's performance and the amount of errors on your system, this process can take some time. You can see the progress on the Command Line. Wait for this process to end. After the scan and repair processes are finished, try running the software giving you errors again.

Method 5: Getting Rid of Kernel32.dll Errors by Updating the Windows Operating System link

Most of the time, softwares have been programmed to use the most recent dll files. If your operating system is not updated, these files cannot be provided and dll errors appear. So, we will try to solve the dll errors by updating the operating system.

Since the methods to update Windows versions are different from each other, we found it appropriate to prepare a separate article for each Windows version. You can get our update article that relates to your operating system version by using the links below.

Guides to Manually Update the Windows Operating System link

  1. Guide to Manually Update Windows 10
  2. Guide to Manually Update Windows 8.1 and Windows 8
  3. Guide to Manually Update Windows 7 and Windows Vista
  4. Guide to Manually Update Windows XP

Most Seen Kernel32.dll Errors link

If the Kernel32.dll file is missing or the software using this file has not been installed correctly, you can get errors related to the Kernel32.dll file. Dll files being missing can sometimes cause basic Windows softwares to also give errors. You can even receive an error when Windows is loading. You can find the error messages that are caused by the Kernel32.dll file.

If you don't know how to install the Kernel32.dll file you will download from our site, you can browse the methods above. Above we explained all the processes you can do to solve the dll error you are receiving. If the error is continuing after you have completed all these methods, please use the comment form at the bottom of the page to contact us. Our editor will respond to your comment shortly.

  1. "Kernel32.dll not found." error
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  3. "Kernel32.dll access violation." error
  4. "Cannot register Kernel32.dll." error
  5. "Cannot find Kernel32.dll." error
  6. "This application failed to start because Kernel32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem." error

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