Cannot find WAB DLL error in Outlook

I installed MS Office 2000 Pro on a Windows 7 Home OS and in Outlook I received cannot find WAB DLL when opening address book and/or trying to send e-mail.  How is this fixed, MS recognized the issues with some OS but does not address this issue with windows 7?

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Last updated August 10, 2019 Views 42,385 Applies to:

Copy the file wab32.dll, wab32res.dll from C:\Program Files\Common Files\System to C:\Windows\System32


If above step does not resolve the issue, follow the below mentioned steps:


   Note: Make sure that you back up the registry before you start working with it


   To back the registry follow the article:


1.     Click on Start->Run-> and type REGEDIT->ok.


3.     On the right pane->right click on default->modify and change the path to %CommonProgramFiles%\System\wab32.dll

4.     Click ok

5.     Exit the registry editor.

6.     Try to open outlook.


Hope this helps.

Ruchi Bisht

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