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  1. MsMBA

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    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium -- Service Pack 1, 64-bit
    Browser: IE 9
    Computer: Dell Studio 1745

    I am receiving an error message window titled "Wireless Configuration" with the following message:

    "OLE initialization failed. Make sure that the OLE libraries are the correct version."

    I cannot find anything about updating OLE libraries in Windows 7. I have not installed any new software, and my computer is barely 2 years old. I do not find it a coinicidence that my free Dell tech support expired last month, and now I'm having issues with the Dell wireless card.

    Thanks for any help you could provide.
     
  2. fel1x

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    try a system restore

    start type system restore go back to before this happened , if it works post back so we can look at the cause,pretty sure the dell support is not the reason , i always remove it anyhow
     
  3. MsMBA

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    It just started doing this about 18 hours ago. Is a system restore my only option? If my OLE libraries are out of date, I would rather update them....is that an option? If so, how would I do it? Thanks.
     
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    Under Control Panel > All Control Panel Items > Recovery, when I click on the Open System Restore button, it will not open -- the Wireless Configuration window pops up instead.

    I thought I have Auto Update Windows enabled -- I will check and run a manual update and see if that corrects whatever the issue is with the OLE libraries. I'll post the results.
     
  6. MsMBA

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    I have 3 optional updates: Intel storage, Realtek, and Windows definitions. When I click on Install Updates button, the error message pops up and will not install the updates.

    I am going to try to connect directly to my broadband connection and see if I can bypass using the wireless card so I can install the updates and/or do a system recovery.
     
  7. MsMBA

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    Problem solved when I got off the wireless internet connection. I had to pull the battery and disconnect the power cable to restart the computer after all the wondwos froze, but I was eventually able to update windows which solved the issues.

    Editing to add I did run hardware diagnostics on the wireless Dell card, and it passed all 5 tests.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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