Registering a XL DLL in Windows 7

Norma Posy
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A VB6 application I created in XL doesn't run on Windows 7. This is reported to me by a user. I do not have Windows 7 here.

As far as I can tell, the trouble is that a DLL included in the installation failed to install.

The quickest way around this for now would be to manually install and register the DLL. Can this be done? I would have to relay your suggestions to the user. I don't want to screw up his OS, though, so some care is required.

What is the main difference between XL and Windows 7? And why does Microsoft do this to us?

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Are the VB6-runtimes installed on that pc?
You can download them from: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290887 and see if that fixes your problem.
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You need to right click on the setup file of the app --properties- compatibility - select xp- click ok....then install the software.

If this is a standalone app then right click and set it to xp mode.


Try it.




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Thank you both.

I will pass along your suggestions and see what happens.

Hang in there!
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I've located a local friend who has W7.

I will attempt an installation, and get first-hand observations.

Then I will get back to you here.
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Thank you both.

I've been loaned a laptop with Win 7.

 I'll investigate your comments. But I didn't want to leave this question hanging in mid air.

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