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After you customize the window size, the window position, or both of a program in Microsoft Windows XP, the custom settings are not retained when you deploy the Windows XP image to other computers by using the SysPrep tool. For example, you may customize the window size for Control Panel.
This problem occurs when the computer name of the computer that is receiving the Windows XP image is different from the computer name in the deployed image.
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=supportNote 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.
PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites to install this hotfix.
Restart informationYou must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.
Registry informationYou do not have to create or to modify any registry keys to use any hotfixes that this package contains.
Additional stepsAfter you install this hotfix, you must replace the current default user profile with the customized default user profile. To do this, follow these steps:
Hotfix file informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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.
Hotfix for Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Hotfix for Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 17-Sep-2004 19:24 6.0.2800.1588 422,912 Shlwapi.dll
Date Time Version Size File name ------------------------------------------------------- 17-Sep-2004 18:59 6.0.2900.2515 473,600 Shlwapi.dll
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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