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FIXED: Windows 11 Error “No Such Interface Supported”

Learn how to fix the error by creating a new user account, fixing registry errors, and more.

Many of the errors that Windows users frequently encounter can be disregarded. However, some errors impact the overall working of your PC. The “No such interface supported” error is one of them, preventing users from launching any app or program. Also, you can encounter this error in any Windows version.

Key Takeaways

  • In Windows 11, “No such interface supported” prevents users from accessing any app or software, and it can appear on any version of Windows.
  • Corrupt system files or DLL files, incompatible or outdated app drivers, conflicts due to other active applications, or bugs in the OS are some of the reasons.
  • Repairing and resetting the application, re-registering the DLL and system files, running SFC and DISM, or updating Windows are potential ways to fix the error.

What Is The “No Such Interface Supported” Error? 

The interface error means Windows could not run the applications or any specific one. You might have downloaded it from the Microsoft Store or any third-party software website, or it might be a built-in program.

No such interface supported error
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You’ll see the following message if you face the error:

Error Message: No such interface supported.


You may get this error for the following reasons:

  • Issues with the application.
  • Corrupt system files.
  • Bug in the OS.
  • A problematic user account.
  • Damaged or misconfigured DLL files.
  • Outdated or incompatible drivers.
  • Conflicting third-party services.
  • Problems with Internet Explorer settings.

Also Read: How To Fix Cursor Moving On Its Own In Windows 11

How To Fix The “No Such Interface Supported” Error In Windows 11

Following is the list of some potential methods that can fix the error:

  1. Update Application
  2. Update Or Rollback Drivers
  3. Create A New User Account
  4. Reset/Repair Or Reinstall The Application
  5. Disable Startup Programs
  6. Re-register DLLs
  7. Perform System Restore
  8. Fix Registry Errors
  9. Scan For Viruses
  10. Run DISM And SFC Scans
  11. Run Important Commands
  12. Reset System

Here are some basic fixes you should workaround before we go on to the technical ones:

  1. First and foremost, restart your system, power cycle it, and launch the app to see if the error is not showing up now. Restarting a PC fixes temporary glitches.
  2. Ensure you have installed the latest Windows version, and check for any pending updates.
  3. If you get this error while launching Internet Explorer, try resetting the settings.
    Retry opening the application, and if you are still getting errors, then let’s move on to the technical methods:

Update Application

If you downloaded the app from the Microsoft Store and it displays an error when launching it, go to the store and see if any pending updates prevent the application from working.

Here are the steps to update an application:

  1. Go to Windows search and type Microsoft Store. The store will appear. Just click on it.
    Microsoft Store
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  2. Click Library and then go to Get Updates.
    Get Updated
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  3. Let your system install updates, and then restart it.
  4. Now, relaunch the app showing the error to see if it’s working currently.
 Note: If you downloaded the app from any other third-party website, look for the updates there.  

Update Or Roll Back Drivers

The interface error can be triggered if your system has incompatible or outdated drivers.

To get rid of the interface error, you should rollback or update drivers:

  1. Go to Device Manager or search it through Windows search.
    Device Manager
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  2. Open Categories and find the drivers you think the problematic application is using.
  3. Update that driver by right-clicking on it and complying with the instructions.
  4. Now, launch the application and see if there’s no error anymore; otherwise, rollback driver to the older version through the following steps:
  5. Again, right-click on that specific driver and jump to Properties.
    Display Properties
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  6. Open the Driver tab.
    Driver Tab
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Now, to return to an older version, select Rollback Driver.

Roll Back Driver
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Create A New User Account

If your user account lacks permissions or configurations are not up to the mark or get corrupted, you won’t be able to run an application. Every user account has different formats and permissions, so a quick approach to see whether this is the case is to run the app with a new login and see if the issue persists.

Here’s how to create a new user account:

  1. Go to Windows settings.
  2. Jump to Accounts and opt for Family.
    Accounts – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  3. Now, click on Add someone.
    Accounts Family
    Accounts Family – Image Credits (Tech4Gamers)
  4. Opt for the option I need this person’s sign-in information.
    Enter Email Address
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  5. You will be directed to a new window; here, choose Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  6. Type username and password.
  7. Choose a password hint or security question to avoid forgetting the password later.
    Click Next.
  8. Now, log in with this new user account to Windows and try launching the app.

Reset/Repair Or Reinstall The Application

If you cannot launch an app, you can repair or reset it at first through a Windows built-in feature instead of uninstalling it. Our team managed to fix the “No such interface supported” error in Windows 11 through this method. 

Here’s how you can correct or reset an application or program:

  1. Go to Windows settings and open Apps.
  2. Now, jump to Installed Apps.
    Installed Apps
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  3. Find the app that is displaying an error and click on the ellipsis.
  4. Select Advanced options from the menu.
    Advanced Options
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  5. Choose the option Repair now and wait for a while. Try launching the app, and if you are still getting the error, move on to resetting.
    Repair Now
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  6. Find the Reset button and choose it.
    Reset Button
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  7. Confirm on the resetting window.

If the above methods are unsuccessful, then it might be the issue of improper installation. To fix this, you need to reinstall the application, and here are the steps to do so:

  1. Hit the Windows+R keys together to launch the Run dialogue box.
  2. Now copy and paste appwiz.cpl and Enter.
  3. Look for the app showing an error, click Uninstall, and comply with the instructions.
  4. Restart your system once you finish the process to save the modifications.
  5. Now, go to the website from where you have downloaded the app or open the Microsoft Store and reinstall the app.
 Important: Please delete all the registry entries and files of the app’s setup before reinstalling it. You can opt for reliable third-party software if you need assistance figuring out where the files are. 

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Disable Startup Programs

It is possible for specific third-party applications or services to conflict with the usual operation of system interfaces, which causes the error to show up. If you have different software installed on your system and they auto-launch when your system starts, consider turning off those software that aren’t essential for system startup.

It can also free up system resources, enabling the necessary interfaces to run without interruption.

Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Press Win+R on the keyboard to access the Run dialogue box.
  2. Type msconfig in the box and Enter to launch the System Configuration.
  3. Choose the option Open Task Manager under the Startup window.
    Open Task Manager
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  4. Now, a list of applications that start up automatically with the system will appear. Look for the optional ones. Disable them by doing a right-click on them. Do this for all the programs that don’t need to start while the system is booting.
    App Disable
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  5. Exit the Task Manager after you’re finished and restart the PC.

It should have eliminated the error if it occurred due to software conflict.

Re-Register DLLs

One of the solutions to the application error is to re-register the DLL files of the application.

Following are the steps to register DLL:

  1. Use Windows search to open the Run dialogue box.
    Search Run
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  2. Type cmd and press the keyboard’s Ctrl+Shift+Enter keys together.
    Run Cmd
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  3. When you are asked for confirmation through the UAC window, hit Yes.
    Windows Command Processor UAC
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  4. Copy this command: regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\actxprxy.dll and paste it into the box, then Enter.
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  5. Go to the app, launch it, and see if it works. Otherwise, copy the command:
    FOR /R C:\ %G IN (*.dll) DO “%systemroot%\system32\regsvr32.exe” /s “%G”

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  6. Launch the app to see if the issue is fixed. 

Perform System Restore

Windows System Restore tool will let you undo changes you have done earlier and are now causing errors while launching any application.

Follow the steps below to restore your system:

  1. Type the restore point in the search bar.
    Restore Point
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  2. From the System Protection menu, choose the System Restore option and Next.
    System Restore
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  3. Pick a restore point created before the error appeared and click Next.
  4. Hit Finish and let Windows return to the restore point you chose.

When Windows rolls back to the selected restore point, you won’t see the error again.

Fix Registry Errors

When we install any software, its configuration settings are saved in the Windows Registry; however, if the registry gets corrupted and affects an application setting for any reason, you won’t be able to launch that application.

Here is a list of things you can try to fix the registry error:

  • Run built-in Windows Error Checking software.
  • Use a program to clear the registry, such as CCleaner.
  • End all the processes you are working on before turning off your system.
  • Update BIOS.
  • Reverse CPU overclocking.
  • Restore old settings.

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Scan For Viruses

Viruses or malware are the usual culprits in triggering application errors. Running anti-malware or antivirus scans can clear your system.

You can use a Windows tool called Malicious Software Removal Tool for this purpose, or you can use reliable third-party software such as Malwarebytes and Avast Free Antivirus for advanced options and proper scanning of your system.

 Important: Running multiple scans using different tools will help you identify exact issues because every software has additional findings per their programming.  

Run SFC And DISM Scans

Corrupted system files prevent applications from starting and can cause the Windows 11 “No such interface supported” error. The best methods for finding damaged system files on Windows and fixing them are Deployment Image Servicing and Management and System File Check.

Here are the steps to run SFC and DISM:

  1. Use the keyboard’s Windows+X combination to open the Power User menu.
  2. Click on Terminal (Admin).
    Terminal Admin
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  3. When User Account Control (UAC) requests confirmation, choose Yes.
    UAC Request
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  4. Copy sfc /scannow, paste in the box and Enter.
    SFC Scan
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  5. Next, run the DISM scan by copying and pasting the following commands one by one using the Enter button:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /ScanHealth
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /Restore Health

When the system is done with the scanning, restart it and go to the app showing an error. Relaunch it to check if these scans have eliminated the error.

Run Important Commands

Running some commands in the Command Prompt usually fixes some users’ errors.

Let’s try to solve the error with this method:

  1. Click on Windows search, type cmd, and click on the option Run as administrator showing below the Command Prompt.
    Run As Administrator
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  2. UAC prompt will ask you to confirm, so click Yes.
  3. Copy the following commands one at a time and paste them into the dialogue, followed by pressing Enter after each one:
    reg delete “HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell” /f
    reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams”/f
    reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\StuckRects2” /f
    reg delete “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MenuOrder” /f
    attrib -r -s -h “%userprofile%\AppData\Local*.db”
    del “%userprofile%\AppData\Local*.db”

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  4. Go to the app showing the error and launch it to check if this method has resolved it.

Reset System

There might be an issue in your drives, and after trying out every possible method, if you cannot solve the error, try resetting your PC. It will clear all the Windows data, so remember to create a backup.

Performing a system reset is as follows:

  1. Go to Windows search and type system reset in the search field.
    System Reset
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  2. Now, select Reset PC.
    Reset PC
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  3. Jump to the option Get Started.
  4. Two options will appear for you to choose. Selecting Remove everything from that menu is the option that will give your system a fresh start.
    Remove Everything
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As the system reset, wait until the process is finished and then check if this has eliminated the error.

Common Questions Answered

What is the meaning of the error “No Such Interface Supported”?

This Windows error prevents applications and software from launching and can occur in any OS version. Sometimes, this impacts the overall working of a system.

What are the reasons behind the error?

Outdated drivers, bugs in OS, third-party apps conflict during boot, corrupted DLL or system files, and issues with the application.

How do we fix the interface support error?

Some potential methods include updating or reinstalling applications, re-registering DLL files, running SFC and DISM scans, or restoring systems.

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