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[Monday 28th April 2014 at 10:23 pm]

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Today's Windows 7 incompatibility is that Microsoft Office Document Imaging 2003 can no longer see my scanner (an HP psc 1215 all-in-one box). Apparently, and I kid you not, the reason is because msvcp71.dll is missing from C:\Windows\SysWOW64. No, I don't know why this is the case or why MODI doesn't just crash when faced with a missing DLL.

Actually getting hold of this file is quite hard. It's the C++ (not C) runtime library from Visual C++ 2003 and was never released as a separate download because developers were supposed to install a local copy with their program. The internets suggest that you can get it by installing the full .NET 1.1 SDK, but if (like me) you've still got a Windows XP install kicking around then there's a much easier solution - copy the file from the XP's \WINDOWS\system32 folder and MODI will magically once again be able to scan stuff.
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