Adobe PhotoDeluxe 3.1 won't load

I get this error msg when trying to start the program: "the shell 32.DLL file is linked to missing export SHLWAPI.DLL:SHRegUSValueA"
This if followed by a statement that "A device attached to the system is not working"

It has never worked, although another program, Professor Franklin, that came with the scanner does.  I have uninstalled the Adobe Photo program and reinstlled, but to no avail.
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Close Adobe Deluxe. In the directory where Adobe is installed, rename the filew shlwapi.dll to shlwapi.old and urlmon.dll to urlmon.old.  Follow the steps listed below:
1. From Windows Desktop, click Start, Find Files or folders
3. in the Named: box type: schlawpi.dll verify that the Look in: box shows the C:\(where C is the drive the Adobe software is installed on.)
4. Clink Find Now
5.  In the results box, right-click to the file located in the PhotoDeluxe subdirectory.  Click Rename, then rename the file to : shlwapi.old. Press ENTER on the keyboard
6. follow this sprocuedure to renane the urlmon.dll file to urlmon.old.
7 clo9se the find screen and reboot the computer

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