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Windows 7 & regsvr32 ?

I have this file, mscomct2.ocx that I use with MS Access. I XP I would register it with regsvr32 and that was it. When I try to do this in Windows 7 I get an error saying it failed to load
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Jess31
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
Guessing this has to do with some User Access Control setting in Win7.  Do you have full Administrator rights?

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Lisa0812Commented:
You need to copy the MSCOMCT2.OCX file to c:\windows\sysWOW64 not c:\windows\system32. You then can register it by running from the command prompt or run in the start menu regsvr32 c:\windows\sysWOW64\mscomct2.ocx and it should register although make sure that you run regsvr32 with administrator privileges
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
Actually ... you should just be able to drop that file onto regsvr32 in Windows Explorer .... I do that all the time.

mx
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grayeCommented:
I'm with Lisa0812 on this one... is your Windws 7 PC a 64-bit install?
If so, there are two versions of regsvr32...  a 64-bit one that lives in System32 and a 32-bit one that lives in sysWOW64.  You've got to make sure you're using the correct one.   And in this case, an OCX file would almost for sure require the 32-bit version.
<Rant>Yes... that's right.... the 32-bit one lives in the directory with "64" in the name and the 64-bit one lives in a directory with "32" in the name... go figure.</Rant>
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
"And in this case, an OCX file would almost for sure require the 32-bit version."

mscomct2.ocx - definitely.

mx
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Jess31Author Commented:
Yes, the Windows 7 is 64 bit.
Lisa0812 solution seems to work. At least it did register no problem. Now going to check that Access is working with it.
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senadCommented:
You need to copy the MSCOMCT2.OCX file to c:\windows\sysWOW64 not c:\windows\system32. You then can register it by running from the command prompt or run in the start menu regsvr32 c:\windows\sysWOW64\mscomct2.ocx and it should register although make sure that you run regsvr32 with administrator privileges.
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft MVP, Access and Data Platform)Commented:
Actually ... you should just be able to drop that file onto regsvr32 in Windows Explorer .... I do that all the time.
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senadCommented:
Lisa0812 - sorry I missed your post..
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