Fixing Setupapi.ev3 Issues - How to Download and Repair

Last Updated: 11/27/2023
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setupapi.ev3, also known as a LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Project file, was created by Microsoft for the development of Office 2010. EV3 files fall under under the Data (LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Project) file type category.

setupapi.ev3 was first developed on 11/08/2006 in the Windows Vista Operating System for Windows Vista. The most recent release for Office 2010 launched on 06/15/2010 [version 2010 release]. setupapi.ev3 is included in Windows 7 and Windows Vista versions.

Please see below for more detailed information, EV3 file troubleshooting instructions, and free downloads of different versions of setupapi.ev3.

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File Overview

General Information
File Name: setupapi.ev3
File Extension: EV3 file extension
File Type: Data
Description: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Project
User Popularity Rating:
Developer and Software Information
Software Program: Office 2010
Developer: Microsoft
Software: Office
Software Version: 2010
File Details
File Size (Bytes): 30720
Oldest File Date: 04/24/2017
Latest File Date: 05/10/2017

What are setupapi.ev3 Error Messages?

General setupapi.ev3 Runtime Errors

setupapi.ev3 file errors often occur during the startup phase of Office, but can also occur while the program is running. These types EV3 errors are also known as “runtime errors” because they occur while Office is running. Here are some of the most common setupapi.ev3 runtime errors:

Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library

Runtime Error!

Program: C:\Windows\inf\setupapi.ev3

This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Most EV3 errors are due to missing or corrupt files. Your setupapi.ev3 file could be missing due to accidental deletion, uninstalled as a shared file of another program (shared with Office), or deleted by a malware infection. Furthermore, setupapi.ev3 file corruption could be caused from a power outage when loading Office, system crash while loading or saving setupapi.ev3, bad sectors on your storage media (usually your primary hard drive), or malware infection. Thus, it’s critical to make sure your anti-virus is kept up-to-date and scanning regularly.

How to Fix setupapi.ev3 Errors in 3 Steps (Time to complete: ~5-15 minutes)

If you're encountering one of the error messages above, follow these troubleshooting steps to resolve your setupapi.ev3 issue. These troubleshooting steps are listed in the recommended order of execution.

Step 1: Restore your PC back to the latest restore point, "snapshot", or backup image before error occurred.

To begin System Restore (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. When you see the search box, type "System Restore" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click System Restore.
  4. Please enter the administrator password (if applicable / prompted).
  5. Follow the steps in the System Restore Wizard to choose a relevant restore point.
  6. Restore your computer to that backup image.

If the Step 1 fails to resolve the setupapi.ev3 error, please proceed to the Step 2 below.

Step 2: If recently installed Office (or related software), uninstall then try reinstalling Office software.

You can uninstall Office software by following these instructions (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10):

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Uninstall" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the search results, find and click "Add or Remove Programs"
  4. Find the entry for Office 2010 and click "Uninstall"
  5. Follow the prompts for uninstallation.

After the software has been fully uninstalled, restart your PC and reinstall Office software.

If this Step 2 fails as well, please proceed to the Step 3 below.

Office 2010

Microsoft Corporation

Step 3: Perform a Windows Update.

When the first two steps haven't solved your issue, it might be a good idea to run Windows Update. Many setupapi.ev3 error messages that are encountered can be contributed to an outdated Windows Operating System. To run Windows Update, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Hit the Windows Start button
  2. In the search box, type "Update" and press "ENTER".
  3. In the Windows Update dialog box, click "Check for Updates" (or similar button depending on your Windows version)
  4. If updates are available for download, click "Install Updates".
  5. After the update is completed, restart your PC.

If Windows Update failed to resolve the setupapi.ev3 error message, please proceed to next step. Please note that this final step is recommended for advanced PC users only.

If Those Steps Fail: Download and Replace Your setupapi.ev3 File (Caution: Advanced)

If none of the previous three troubleshooting steps have resolved your issue, you can try a more aggressive approach (Note: Not recommended for amateur PC users) by downloading and replacing your appropriate setupapi.ev3 file version. We maintain a comprehensive database of 100% malware-free setupapi.ev3 files for every applicable version of Office. Please follow the steps below to download and properly replace you file:

  1. Locate your Windows operating system version in the list of below "Download setupapi.ev3 Files".
  2. Click the appropriate "Download Now" button and download your Windows file version.
  3. Copy this file to the appropriate Office folder location:
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\inf\
    Windows Vista: C:\Windows\inf\
    Windows 7: C:\Windows\inf\
    Windows 7: C:\Windows\inf\
  4. Restart your computer.

If this final step has failed and you're still encountering the error, you're only remaining option is to do a clean installation of Windows 7.

GEEK TIP : We must emphasize that reinstalling Windows will be a very time-consuming and advanced task to resolve setupapi.ev3 problems. To avoid data loss, you must be sure that you have backed-up all of your important documents, pictures, software installers, and other personal data before beginning the process. If you are not currently backing up your data, you need to do so immediately.

Download setupapi.ev3 Files (Malware-Tested 100% Clean)

CAUTION : We strongly advise against downloading and copying setupapi.ev3 to your appropriate Windows system directory. Microsoft typically does not release Office EV3 files for download because they are bundled together inside of a software installer. The installer's task is to ensure that all correct verifications have been made before installing and placing setupapi.ev3 and all other EV3 files for Office. An incorrectly installed EV3 file may create system instability and could cause your program or operating system to stop functioning altogether. Proceed with caution.

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EV3 Files Related to setupapi.ev3

File Name Description Software Program (Version) File Size (bytes) File Location
setupapi.ev3 LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Project Office 2010 30720 C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\
setupapi.ev3 LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Project Office 2007 30720 C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\

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