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How do I register mscomct2.ocx on a Windows 7 machine

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I upgraded my development machine from XP to Windows 7, which I also use for compiling. I have VB6 projects that use this OCX. I'm getting an error when I try to load a project referencing this OCX. (Object Library not registered).

When I remove the OCX reference from the VBP, the error goes away.

How do I get this registered?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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This article says that it is supported in Windows 7 but it's not in the same place as it would be in XP.  Also give instructions on how to 'register' it. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/mscomctlocx-dependency-error-attempting-to-install/f96acaa3-90d7-437a-a9cc-9130eb17fdb4?auth=1
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by:GrahamSkan
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The general way to register files is to type

regsvr32 [FilePath]

in the Windows 'Run' box.
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kostbad,

It is an objective of this forum to be a source of information as opposed to a link farm, so please give at least a summary of what it says in your link
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by:CRESLISA
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Using regsvr32 gives a message that it succeeded. Only it did not.

After doing regsvr32 I rebooted. Then I deleted mscomct2.ocx from the VBP. I opened the project and did not get an error. When I tried to add the controls in that OCX, I got the same error.

So, I still need a solution.

By the way, my Windows 7 is 32 bit.
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This worked for me regtlib msdatsrc.tlb. I don't know why, my Help Desk guy found this.
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It solved my problem.
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