Manually Registering COM Dlls in Windows 7 (Error 0×80004005)

If you ever need to manually register a COM or Activex Dll in Windows 7 using regsvr32 you will probably get an error 0×80004005.  Microsoft doesn’t bother to actually tell you what this error means but it turns out that it just means that you don’t have sufficient privilege to execute the command.  All you need to do right click on the command prompt link in the start menu and select “Run as administrator”.  Then issue the regsvr32 command from the privileged command prompt and all will be well.

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