#21 problem with glew on 64 bit window 7


I downloaded both 32 and 64bit versions and copied dll and lib files into corresponding folders(system32, systemWOW64, vc\lib and vc\lib\armd64). I can build the project to both win32 and x64 platform but failed to run the executable with error “the application was unable to start correctly(0xc000007b)”. However, when I commented the sentence "GLenum err = glewInit();" and rebuild it, things go just right. so what's wrong with my glew installation? How can I fix this problem?


  • Nigel Stewart

    Nigel Stewart - 2012-11-28

    I'd generally discourage copying GLEW .dll files into system directories.
    I recommend putting the .dll in the same directory as the application .exe or .dll that is using it.

    • Nigel
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous - 2013-08-18

    Nigel Stewart is right.
    With me it works IF AND ONLY IF glew32.dll is located in the same folder as the *.exe file of my project (the one generated by the compiler, MS Visual Studio 2010 Express).
    I really tried every other solution I found on the web but none of them worked.
    Sounds slightly insane, but this seems to be the only option.

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      Anonymous - 2016-02-17

      Placing glew32.dll and glew32.lib (32 bit) in the same folder worked for me. Thanks

  • Nigel Stewart

    Nigel Stewart - 2013-12-09
    • Group: v1.0_(example) --> 1.10.1
  • Nigel Stewart

    Nigel Stewart - 2016-02-17
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