Windows 7: Program unable to find glut/glfw dll?

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    Windows 7: Program unable to find glut/glfw dll?

    I've been trying to compile my glut programs in Windows 7 Professional (64bit) using MinGW in Code::Blocks. All of the .a, .dll and .h files are in the right places, but when I try to run the program it says that glut32.dll is missing from your computer. It's definately in my System32 folder.

    So decided to try it with GLFW instead and I get the same error, that it GLFW.DLL is missing from your computer.

    It works when I put it in the folder with the .exe, but for some reason it won't work when in the system32 folder.

    Are there any known issues concerning this, or is it just me?

    Thanks for any help =).
    Last edited by Jake.c; 10-29-2009 at 08:32 AM.

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    You might not want to place files directly in to the system32 directory, since Windows might not like it.

    You are better off with having your GLUT DLL file in the same directory as your executable.

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