VB6 Runtime issues in Windows 7 x64, stdole2.tlb in particular

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by cyberkitten01, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. cyberkitten01

    cyberkitten01 New Member

    Sep 26, 2009
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    First time posting. I've recently been trying to install a game written in VB6 primarily for Windows XP, which did run fine in Vista x64.

    On installing I receive the following error message;
    "The file 'C:\Windows\system32\stdole2.tlb' could not be opened. Please check your disk is not full and that you have access to the destination directory"

    So following the instructions of a member of the game's forum, I took ownership of the stdole2.tlb file setting it as Computer/Administrators, and then run the installer exe as administrator, but still received the same error every time. I've tried setting the ownership to my user login rather than administrator with the same results, and set the user and administrator read/write priveliges to the file and whole folder still with no luck.

    The game's designer says this isn't a problem they're prepared to help with as it's a Windows 7 user priveliges issue

    I've hunted high and low for answers, and I need your help

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