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I just finished a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate and I keep getting the same error every time I try to install any msi file. From what I can tell, the software still installs as far as I can tell. The error message is as follows:

The procedure entry point GetPriveteProfileStringW could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.

When I looked around the internet, I didn't really get anything that made a lot of sence. Does anyone have any thoughts? I'm at a loss at where to go from here.

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It the typo ("e" rather than "a") in GetPrivateProfileStringW yours, or is this the exact message? – Arjan Oct 23 '09 at 8:20
Nope, not a typo. That is exactly what I get in the error message. – Doltknuckle Oct 26 '09 at 3:46

The application is misinterpreting the operating system version and is trying to call a procedure in the Windows XP version of the Dynamic Link Library (DLL) that is unavailable in Windows 7

Just try and find software which is compatible with windows 7

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Could it be the installer (that handles MSI files) itself that is broken...? Could hardly be the case with a fresh install of Windows 7 but still, apparently any MSI file yields this error? Maybe the "e" in "Privete" is not a typo...? – Arjan Oct 23 '09 at 8:21
Is it a typo? if it isnt then i have never heard of this error – admintech Oct 23 '09 at 8:59
If the MSI installer is busted, how whould you fix something like that? – Doltknuckle Oct 26 '09 at 3:48
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Turns out that something was messed up with my windows 7 install. I wiped the machine and reinstalled. It seems to be working much better now.

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