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Windows 7: Win7 missing vb6stkit.dll file - Need help

12 Mar 2017   #1

**RESOLVED** Win7 missing vb6stkit.dll file - Need help

I purchased a cheap CPU for my arcade cabinet with the following specs:

1 x Dell Optiplex 390 MT Desktop Intel Core i3 @ 3.30GHz 4GB RAM 500GB HDD Windows 7
Operating System: Windows 7 ProfessionalCPU Type: Intel Core i3 2nd GenCPU Speed: 2120 (3.30 GHz)Memory Capacity: 4 GB DDR3HDD: 500 GB

So far all programs have been installing fine but I needed to register a few missing DLL files but just today there is an important program I need to install but it gets caught up at the first file to check which is vb6stkit.dll. The program was successfully installed on my previous XP computer and my Win7 professional work computer so it should work on this one.

I know this is a MS Visual Basic 6 file but as far as I can tell MS does not support VB6 anymore. What are my options to get this missing file? I am afraid there might be more missing files in the OS so I would like to know my options.

I have the WIN7 registration# on the top of the tower so is there a fix for this kind of issue?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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12 Mar 2017   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit

Hi and welcome to W7F. There are a number of things to try here----> How To Fix VB6STKIT.DLL is Missing / Not Found Error Messages
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12 Mar 2017   #3


I tried multiple methods and the program will still not run so I have decided to do a fresh install of Windows 7 pro to see what happens. I'm guessing the prior owner did not do a full install of the OS before removing programs and probably wiped out the needed DLL file. No reason why the program will install on my WIN 7 pro laptop and not the PC. I will update after the install.
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12 Mar 2017   #4

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Bit unusuall that, as W7 normally tells you that you need the required VB20xx, or its included within the program.
Did it kick it out with a compatability error??

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12 Mar 2017   #5


torchwood, the installation window stalls immediately on step 1 of 7. I added a picture to show what it does. On my laptop the program installs within seconds.

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12 Mar 2017   #6
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

What is the name of this important program? Maybe the software developer has a set of troubleshooting steps for this kind of error published that we could help you find.
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12 Mar 2017   #7
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

May or may not help. Before doing a Clean Install give sfc /scannow a try.

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13 Mar 2017   #8

Windows 7 HP 64

I would never trust a used computer that has Windows installed. You never know if there is a malicious program on it.
Download the Win 7 SP1 OEM iso - With the MS iso downloader (downloader) and download your OEM win 7 Pro.
Use the COA key to install / activate. The Key is 5 fields with 5 numbers & letters.
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13 Mar 2017   #9


Thanks for all the suggestions. I am a member of many forums and this one by far has the quickest replies. I just went ahead and reformatted my HD and installed a fresh copy of WIN7. The software I was having problems with installed no problem. Thank you all again for the support. I know where to come with any future problems.
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16 Mar 2017   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

@ urbecrisch

You can visit this forum even if you don't have a problem.

Drop by now and again to just read and learn

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