Access denied when installing software: The file 'c:\windows\system32\msvbvm60.dll could not be opened.

Hello, I am trying to install an older analysis software tool "POMQMv4.Heizer.exe" on Windows 8. The message I receive when installing is this:

The file 'c:\windows\system32\msvbvm60.dll could not be opened. Please check that your disk is not full and that you have access to the destination directory. Access is denied.

I checked that folder and found that file was not there. I went to Microsoft Download website and found the file and copied it into that folder.
I still have no luck installing that program and continue to get that message. I contacted the program author and he told me just to install the dll file but that doesn't work. This software is old and not updated for windows 8 even though it works on Windows 7 and earlier.
I have run as administrator as well and doesn't help.
BTW Running in windows compatibility mode did not help - same as right clicking troubleshoot compatibility and starting the installation, but I still received the same message.

Any ideas?
 

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Last updated May 11, 2019 Views 3,482 Applies to:
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Hello,
Thank you for your response. After further searching I have found the solution from this website: http://www.walkernews.net/2012/10/20/how-to-fix-windows-8-comdlg32-ocx-file-missing-error/#comment-18336.
To make the 32bit software usable, the visual basic 6 files needed to be copied to windows 8 and registered into the correct folder which is not windows\system32 but windows\system or Windows\SysWOW64.

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