This article was originally written for The Meta Maker Wizard support page back in the days before broadband internet was widespread and downloadable files were kept to a size minimum for those on dial-up.
Question: When I run the Meta Maker Wizard I get an error message ‘Comdlg32.ocx is missing or cannot be found’. What do I do?
Answer: This program was written in Microsoft Visual Basic some years ago when 64 bit Windows operating systems weren’t available. You will certainly get this message if you are trying to run it on a 64 bit operating system such as Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10. If you chose to install 32 bit versions of either of these two operating systems you may still get the error simply because this file hasn’t been included – there is a fix for this error for both 32 and 64 bit systems. I can assure you that it is possible to get The Meta Maker Wizard to run on a 64 bit system if you are willing to take a few extra steps outlined in this separate article.