I run a Windows 10 64 bit OS and I wanted to have the Microsoft Office 2003 installed because I didn’t care for the new Office suite’s interface and modifications. After I completed the installation, I tried to create a document as well as opening an existing one and all I got was an error message informing me that C:\windows\system32\ schdmapi.dll is missing and could not be located on my computer. I checked the system folder, and schdmapi.dll file was not there. I thought it might be a compatibility problem between the new OS and the older version of Microsoft Office, but I didn’t see anything about compatibility when I searched on the internet and I was informed by Microsoft support that there were no compatibility issues, that the error was because the file could not be located on my computer. Since I couldn’t get any help from support, I decided to fix it on my own.
I was advised on majority of the forums against using third party websites to download schdmapi.dll, because it is unsafe and can turn out to be malware. The only solution I was able to discover was to reinstall the entire operating system, which didn’t really make much sense to me. As luck, will have it, I discovered this website that comprises of real and genuine dll files and was able to download schdmapi.dll file from here https://fix4dll.com/schdmapi_dll. I ascertained the genuineness of the file by comparing the original and the MD5 and SHA1 file sum. By following the guidelines for installation offered by the website, I launched my Microsoft Office 2003 without experiencing any schdmapi.dll is missing error.
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