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I cannot run osk or osk.exe to launch my on-screen keyboard. I checked my System32 folder and it appears I have all the necessary dependencies:

  • ADVAPI32.DLL
  • COMCTL32.DLL
  • COMDLG32.DLL
  • GDI32.DLL
  • KERNEL32.DLL
  • MSSWCH.DLL
  • MSVCRT.DLL
  • NTDLL.DLL
  • OLE32.DLL
  • OSK.EXE
  • RPCRT4.DLL
  • SHELL32.DLL
  • SHLWAPI.DLL
  • USER32.DLL
  • WINMM.DLL

Note: I did a custom Windows 7 install (RT Se7en Lite) in which I disabled Ease of Access features, but I kept the keyboard.

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Not sure if this will help, but here is the list of ALL the Dynamic Link Libraries that OSK.exe accesses when it is launched. I removed the ones you mentioned in your question.

  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\ATL.DLL
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\InkObj.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\IpsPlugin.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\NETAPI32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\netutils.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\profapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\Secur32.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\srvcli.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\tabskb.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\tipresx.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\tiptsf.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\USERENV.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\WINSTA.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\wkscli.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\apisetschema.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\atl.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\cfgmgr32.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\clbcatq.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\cryptbase.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\cryptsp.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\dui70.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\duser.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\dwmapi.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\imm32.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\KernelBase.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\lpk.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\msctf.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\netapi32.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\netutils.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\oleacc.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\oleacchooks.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\oleaccrc.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\oleaut32.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\profapi.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\psapi.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\RpcRtRemote.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\rsaenh.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\samcli.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\sechost.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\secur32.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\srvcli.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\sspicli.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\UIAutomationCore.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\userenv.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\usp10.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\uxtheme.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\version.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\winsta.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\wkscli.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\wmsgapi.dll
  • C:\Windows\System32\xmllite.dll

If you need a quick way to check the existence of these files, create a text file with all these filenames (one on each line), and run the command FOR /F %I IN (*filename*) DO @ECHO. & @ECHO %I & @DIR "%I" | find "Not"

I do have the Tablet PC tools enabled, so a few of these DLLs might not be required if you don't have a Tablet PC. See what turns up when you look for these files anyway.

OSK also looks for a few CLSIDs and XML files as listed below:

  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\fsdefinitions\main.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\fsdefinitions\main\base.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\fsdefinitions\oskmenu.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\fsdefinitions\oskmenu\oskmenubase.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\fsdefinitions\osknumpad.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\fsdefinitions\osknumpad\osknumpadbase.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\fsdefinitions\oskpred.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\ink\fsdefinitions\oskpred\oskpredbase.xml

Registry entries:

  • HKCR\CLSID\{066D2323-D35A-4C15-AE22-F88F136C1613}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{0A56CD6C-B45A-4A6C-A88C-3F42AC7BCED4}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{3529B1D2-313A-4202-BD3E-5996B7E18A10}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{632B0530-3CBF-44F4-BFDC-750A80D4B00A}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{6A514DB9-3EC1-4F36-9F95-BC0B00152D0B}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{884CFF4F-0BB0-4CAA-83BD-4FB9ECE938FA}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{9FD4E808-F6E6-4E65-98D3-AA39054C1255}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{E1D0AB13-2FE6-4DF0-8917-ED80CF0FEF6B}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{E800E945-780D-48D3-89E7-D822EA18F0A2}
  • HKCR\CLSID\{FF48DBA4-60EF-4201-AA87-54103EEF594E}
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Osk
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