Corrupted text appears in the End User License Agreement window during the installation of Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

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SYMPTOMS

When you install either of the following operating systems, corrupted text may appear in the End User License Agreement (EULA) window:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
This symptom occurs if the following conditions are true:
  • Setup allocates memory to hold the Eula.txt file.
  • The memory block that is assigned by the memory manager was previously used to hold other data.
If these previous conditions are true, some of this other data may appear in the EULA window.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

To resolve this problem, replace the existing files in the Windows installation source files by using the files that are included in this hotfix. For more information about how to integrate software updates into the Windows installation source files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
828930 How to integrate software updates into your Windows installation source files
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.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The 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.
Windows Server 2003, x86-based versions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   30-Jul-2005  03:24  5.2.3790.2498   1,047,552  Syssetup.dll     
   30-Jul-2005  01:05  5.2.3790.2498      32,256  Arpidfix.exe 
 
Windows Server 2003, or Windows XP Professional, x64-based Editions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name    Platform
   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   30-Jul-2005  03:41  5.2.3790.2498   1,294,336  Syssetup.dll     x64
   30-Jul-2005  03:41  5.2.3790.2498   1,047,552  Wsyssetup.dll    x86
   30-Jul-2005  03:41  5.2.3790.2498      43,008  Arpidfix.exe     x64

Windows Server 2003, Itanium-based versions

   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name    Platform
   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   30-Jul-2005  03:41  5.2.3790.2498   1,947,136  Syssetup.dll     IA-64
   30-Jul-2005  03:41  5.2.3790.2498   1,047,552  Wsyssetup.dll    x86
   30-Jul-2005  03:41  5.2.3790.2498      74,752  Arpidfix.exe     IA-64

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 Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Technical support for Windows x64 editions

Your hardware manufacturer provides technical support and assistance for Microsoft Windows x64 editions. Your hardware manufacturer provides support because a Windows x64 edition was included with your hardware. Your hardware manufacturer might have customized the Windows x64 edition installation with unique components. Unique components might include specific device drivers or might include optional settings to maximize the performance of the hardware. Microsoft will provide reasonable-effort assistance if you need technical help with your Windows x64 edition. However, you might have to contact your manufacturer directly. Your manufacturer is best qualified to support the software that your manufacturer installed on the hardware.

For product information about Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/64bit/default.mspx
For product information about Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/64bit/x64/editions.mspx

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Article ID: 905203 - Last Review: October 11, 2007 - Revision: 2.6
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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