Active Window Border Setting Is Not Saved Correctly in Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS

In the Display Properties dialog box in Windows XP and Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1), you can change the Active Window border size to 0 (zero). However, this is not a valid value, and therefore this value is never actually saved. The next time that you view this setting, the value is set to 1.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows XP (SP1 fix)
      Date      Time   Version           Size     File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   09-Sep-2002  23:35  6.0.2600.100      383,488  Themeui.dll
				
Windows XP SP1 (SP2 fix)
      Date      Time   Version           Size     File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   12-Sep-2002  07:21  6.0.2800.1120     384,000  Themeui.dll
				

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

To open the Display Properties dialog box, open Control Panel, and then double-click the Display tool.

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Article ID: 325459 - Last Review: June 5, 2007 - Revision: 2.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Keywords: 
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