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Cannot register comdlg32.ocx

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While logged in as an administrator I try to register comdlg32.ocx in Windows 7 Pro and always get error code 0x8002801c.  This is true if when using the Command Prompt method using regsvr32.  I specifically opened the command prompt as administrator.
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Yes it is there.
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by:dbrunton
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See http://devonenote.com/2010/02/register-comdlg32-ocx-on-x64-win7/

I realize that this is probably repeating what you have done but it covers the steps for both 32 bit and 64 bit and fully states the command line instructions.
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by:rwheeler23
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The only difference here is turning UAC off. I will check that and try again.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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open a cmd prompt

then runas /user:administrator regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx
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by:rwheeler23
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This is a opposed to opening the command prompt as administrator? Long live the DOS prompt!!!

What is the exact syntax? When I run this in the command window I get the message that run is an invalid command

run as /user:administrator regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx
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runas not 'run as'
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by:comfortjeanius
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Another way to run the cmd prompt as administrator....

windows key -------> Search Programs and files --------> type: cmd ------->press crtl+shift+enter -------> click Yes.

Then navigate to the C:\Windows\SysWoW64\
Type:
regsvr32 comdlg32.ocx

Open in new window

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by:rwheeler23
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It wants quotes around the command
runas /user:administrator "regsvr32 c:\Windows\SysWOW64\comdlg32.ocx"

Thanks for the help.
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I finally got access to this computer and this solution worked. Thank you.
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Thnaks
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