Win95 (OSR 2), problem with OLE32.DLL.
Posted on 2000-04-04
I bought the Student/Instructor version of 3D Studio MAX R3 (Having done the same with 2.5), but the program won't run.
I get an error that it's "linked to missing export OLE32.DLL"... Now after about 2 weeks of trying I've worked out the problem.
My clean install of Win95 (I did this trying to get MAX to work) has version 2.1 of the dll... It's also the latest version on the Microsoft website, even though it's dated 1996. There -is- a much later version, 4.71 that a friend sent to me... It's dated 1998 and he thinks it's from one of the windows updates (but he doesn't know which, and I can't find it).
I tried the latest DCOM, but that still only has version 2.1.
If I replace the file with the new one, MAX works but nothing else does... e.g. MS Office, ICQ, Wordpad, Eudora, Opera, etc.
I guess it's because the file wasn't properly registered, but I'm not sure.
My question is, how do I register this file so that things will work normally? Or alternatively which windows update has version 4.71 of OLE32.DLL, and where can I get it? (Because it doesn't seem to be at microsoft)