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Fixing openal32.dll is missing error on Windows 7

I’m currently using Windows 7, though I’ve found a way to disable those pesky Windows 10 upgrade updates. However, I’ve noticed that certain programs don’t function even when in compatibility mode. I kept on receiving an error message stating that openal32.dll is missing or cannot be found on my system and that I should reinstall the app, each time I attempted to launch those applications. As you’ve probably guessed, it didn’t fix the issue. At first, I blamed Microsoft, because I assumed they were trying to shove the Windows 10 update down our throats to get rid of the errors. But after conducting a research on .dll problems and openal32.dll is missing error in particular, I discovered that the problem was not from Microsoft and that it can easily be rectified.


You might encounter the openal32.dll is missing error on Windows 7, 8 or even 10. This library can be found in all Windows Operating Systems and is used by lots of applications and programs as a repository for the necessary functions and instructions that can help you run the program well.  However, a lot of things can damage or remove openal32.dll from your system. This can result in the openal32.dll is missing error whenever you try to launch the app that’ll help to find the openal32.dll library. However, it is not difficult to fix this error. All you have to do is to download and install openal32.dll file from by following the installation instructions provided here. Don’t forget to share, like comment if you found these tips helpful.

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