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Wordperfect Will Not Install

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#1 repairman


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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:49 AM

I have a problem installing Corel Wordperfect Suite 7 onto my computer. I have upgraded rom
Windows 98 up to Windows XP, but now my Corel will not install. The computer comes up with that
it will not install under NT. What do I do now. I have installed Abiword, but I like Wordperfect better.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 11:09 AM

Windows XP is Windows NT 6.0

It was based off of Windows 2000 which was based off of Windows NT 4.0 So you will not be able to run it under Windows XP.

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 09:17 PM

Wordperfect 7 will not run on XP. There is an alternative freeware productivity suite called Open Office.org, that may be to your liking. It's freeware so if you don't like it you can uninstall it and lose nothing but the time trying it out.

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#4 rlee83


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Posted 02 April 2010 - 10:21 AM

The problem started when WordPerfect Office 12 was installed on a new Dell Precision T1500 with Windows 7 installed.

For some reason, my employer discovered that he no longer could use the "advanced" [search function] using WordPerfect Office 12. For some reason whatever he typed into the [search] text box, the folder would come up empty with no search results [even though he knew the files should be there].

I think this has to do with Windows 7 compatibility issues. (Please verify that for me, thank you.)

I downloaded all the service packs/patches provided from Corel's website for WP Office 12 and tried installing them, but was bombarded by three of the same error messages saying:


This application uses CTL3D32.DLL, which has not been correctly installed. CTL3D32.DLL must be installed in the Windows system directory."

I had a technician (remotely connect) to the computer, trying to uninstall/reinstall WordPerfect Office 12 onto Windows 7, and the same "CTL3D32.DLL" error message came up.

The technician figured that "indexing" the folder and leaving it to finish "updating" it would help with the search problem.

I've read on another site recommending someone with the same problem to go to http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/ [...] ml?ctl3d32 & put the file in your C:windows/system32.

I tried that, and nothing happened. I still keep on getting the same "CTL3D32.DLL" error message.

Any help would be great, thank you.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 04:30 PM

I know this is an old thread, but I was looking for the answer to this problem for win 7 and WP 12 and figured it out, so I thought I would post to assist future users. You must move the file c:\windows\syswow64\ctl3d32.dll FROM the syswow64 directory into the system32 directory. If you copy it, leaving the file in both places, it will still give the error. So cut/paste the file.

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