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Just downloaded and installed autoit3 on Windows 7 64-bit. I wrote a "hello.au3" which runs fine. But when I tried windows script host:

set oautoit=wscript.createobject("autoitx3.control")

I get an error message that the control cannot be created.

I also successfully did regsvr32 c:\program files (x86)\autoit3\autoitx\autoitx3.dll which didn't fix the error message.

I also reinstalled autoit, and did not check the box that says "use native x64 tools where possible".

Still not able to write a .vbs with the above line that executes without error.

Any suggestions?


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That is the complete code above. It is one line of code in a file called a.vbs.

The error message generated by Windows Script Host is:

Script: Z:a.vbs

Line: 1

Char: 1

Error: Could not create object named "autoitx3.control".

Code: 80040154

Source: WScript.CreateObject

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Hi, cmpyutr. The first question would be why you're trying to flip back and forth between vbscript and autoit? There is not much vbscript can do that AutoIt cannot handle natively.

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I found this page while trying to solve the same problem.  Since I managed to resolve it I want to leave my findings here for future travelers down this road.

To get a script on Windows 7 64-bit to use AutoItX you need to register the 64-bit version of the DLL.

I did this by opening a command prompt as Administrator, CD'ing to the installation folder for AutoIt, and going into the folder for AutoItX.  (For me this was C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\AutoItX)

I then ran 

regsvr32  AutoItX3_x64.dll

... and all was good.

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