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Kernal32.dll error when installing dell drivers

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We recently just replaced a hard drive on a Dell Lattitude E5450, and performed a clean install of windows 7 pro 64 bit.

We are attempting to install drivers from the dell website, however, when clicking on the executable files (ex: Network_Driver_D8VDT_WN32_22.3.108.0_A03.exe), we are recieving the following error message: "The procedure entry point could not be located in the dynamic link library kernel32.dll"

Has anyone ever run into this issue in the past, and if so, is there a fix?
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Try restoring a backup copy of kernel32.dll by running sfc /scannow in an admin command prompt
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Go to this Dell page and see all the models and drivers.  See if you can match the model and OS you have below with your drivers.

https://i.dell.com/sites/csdocuments/Shared-Content_data-Sheets_Documents/ar/dz/CSG-EN-XX-ALL-Latitude-14-E5450-Spec-Sheet.pdf

This model Celeron:

4th Generation Intel® Celeron (late 2014) and Core™ i3/5 Processors
5th Generation Intel® Celeron, up to Core™ i7 processors
Operating System1,2 Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional 32/64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional 32/64-bit (available
through downgrade rights from Windows®8.1 Pro 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Single Language 64-bit

This model Celeron
5th Generation Intel® Celeron, up to Core™ i7 processors

Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional 32/64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 7 Professional 32/64-bit (available
through downgrade rights from Windows®8.1 Pro 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Single Language 64-bit
UBUNTU Linux 14.04 LTS (64-bit)
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Thank you everyone for the responses.

Turns out that the version of Kernal32 was older than the drivers on the Dell webpage (I used a very old win7 installation cd rom) and needed a more recent incarnation of that specific dll file.

I was able to obtain a much more current copy of Win7 and that contained the proper kernel32 dll file.

Thank you Dr Klahn for the article, that pointed me in the right direction.