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mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« on: September 30, 2010, 11:56:24 AM »

I was starting to work on a QB to QB64 program conversion that  used an active x control as part of a shelled VB routine to access the ports, but then I noticed when I tried to download a valid copy of mscomm32.ocx into my folder, Windows 7 would not recognize it. I tried it in the SYSTEM32 folder and that sys64wow folder, too, no go.

Before I considered going to the command line to register it, I thought I'd search a bit, and found this:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-vista-windows-7-support/405300-missing-mscomm32-ocx-wont-register-regsvr32-exe-wont-work.html

On page 2, I'm not sure I believe what the poster did worked, because it sounds like the circus came to town, and something may have happened by accident to get it working.

Anyway, I'd thought I check and see if anyone else has had any similar problems with older QB program conversions that rely on older MS files to run. Probably not, but I thought it would be worth asking.

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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2010, 12:00:14 PM »
I have not but then i have XP will be interesting to keep up on
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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2010, 12:17:15 PM »
looks like somebody else didn't believe him either. it's closed except first page, which doesn't say anything at all. you can put 32-bit OCX's in syswow64 and they will run? if that's the case that'll make life easier. do i have to delete registry entries in REGEDIT and then re-register them? just asking so if someone else has the same question, they have the answer here on qb64, home of all the good answers! i use winxp black edition (no !@#$%^ key or validation needed) in virtualbox if i ABSOLUTELY can't get something running in win7, which seems to be slowly taking away the power of the user by making less systemwide functions available to us. NOBODY IS TAKING MY XP BLACK AWAY!
« Last Edit: September 30, 2010, 12:40:50 PM by codeguy »
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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2010, 12:26:37 PM »
BTW - the mscomm32.ocx was not included in Win XP, if I recall correctly. I believe years ago I just copied it to my local folder, the one I ran the QB/VB programs out of. It still works fine, today!

But I'm beginneing to not like Windows 7. It seems cutting the fat also cut more functionality, like Outlook and Outlook Express, etc.

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PS Codeguy, try: http://www.sevenforums.com/drivers/47248-mscomm32-2.html
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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2010, 12:33:56 PM »
XP is able to support alot of things that later windows OSes cannot.
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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2010, 03:57:12 PM »
Try moving the files to the C:\ drive. Seems you need more than one file.

Try this link:

http://forum.techidiots.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=186

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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 06:21:35 AM »
Quote from: Pete on September 30, 2010, 12:26:37 PM

But I'm beginneing to not like Windows 7. It seems cutting the fat also cut more functionality, like Outlook and Outlook Express, etc.


Most computers these days don't even come with floppy drives, serial or parallel ports so Windows is heading in that direction, too.  Eventually Windows will only support USB ports for all peripherals.  We gotta move on and evolve or become extinct, I guess.  I still avoid "Visual" languages whenever possible, though!  As for not including an email client, MS can't please everyone.  When they did include one, people complained that it was unfair competition.  Now people are complaining that it's not included.  At least MS offers WLM for free and it works just about the same as OE.

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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 12:13:02 PM »

Thanks for sharring your point of view. Even though it's completely wrong, we certainly do appreciate it.

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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 12:31:52 PM »
Well, after my experiences with IE 8, I think they are doing us all a favor.

OE was NEVER that great and IE sucks! PLUS they are looking to MAKE MORE money, not give things away! Now that they have destroyed MOST of the competition, they can get away with things like DICTATING what users can access.

Maybe they are joining the Google - Verizon "rule the world" vision.

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Re: mscomm32.ocx problems in Windows 7
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2010, 02:10:31 AM »

I just redid the routine with OPEN COM. No more need for mscomm32.ocx and its band of merry dlls.

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