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Error 'COMDLG32.OCX missing' when trying to install Slinger

The following error appears when you are installing Sling on Win 7, Server 2008 or Win 8:

COMCTL32.OCX is an Active X Control that is used by applications to display dialogs. It is widely used, but considered 'old' as it has been replaced in new applications by MS presentation foundation (WPF) . The solution is to reinstall this component.

The description of the problem, how to solve it, and several documents with background information can be found at

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