How do I install the DLL-file I have downloaded from DLL-files.com ?

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Step 1

  • Open the zip-file you downloaded from DLL-files.com .
  • Extract the DLL-file to a location on your computer.

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  • After extracting your zip-file, place the extracted DLL-file in the directory of the program that is requesting the file. Make sure to use a 32bit DLL-file for a 32bit program, and a 64bit DLL-file for a 64bit program. Failure to do so will likely result in a 0xc000007b error.

 

Step 2

If that does not help your problem, place the file to your system directory.

By default, this is

C:\Windows\System (Windows 95/98/Me),

C:\WINNT\System32 (Windows NT/2000), or

C:\Windows\System32 (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10).

 

On a 64bit version of Windows, the default folder for 32bit DLL-files is C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ , and for 64bit dll-files C:\Windows\System32\ .

Make sure to overwrite any existing files (but make a backup copy of the original file).

 

Reboot your computer.

 

Step 3

If the problem still occurs, try the following to register the DLL-file:

 

For 32bit DLL-files on a 32bit Windows, and for 64bit DLL-files on a 64bit Windows:

  1. Open an elevated command prompt.
    • To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click "Command Prompt", and then click Run as administrator.
    • In Windows 8/10, go to the Start screen. Start typing cmd and Windows will find "Command Prompt". Right click "Command Prompt" and choose "Run as administrator".
    • If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
  2. Type regsvr32 "filename".dll and press Enter.

Registering 32bit DLL-files on a 64bit Windows:

  1. Open an elevated command prompt, as instructed above.
  2. In the command prompt, start by typing following and press enter:
    • cd c:\windows\syswow64\
  3. then type the following and press enter:
    • regsvr32 c:\windows\syswow64\"filename".dll

Finally, reboot your PC one last time to refresh the memory. That should do it!

 

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