Article ID: 960442 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario:
Error message 1
System.Runtime.Serialization.SerializationException: Unable to find assembly.
Error message 2
System.IO.FileLoadException: Could not load file or assembly 'Common, Version=version ID, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=key number or one of its dependencies. The located assembly's manifest definition does not match the assembly reference. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80131040) at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.HandleReturnMessage(IMessage reqMsg, IMessage retMsg) If you have registered the assembly in the GAC, you receive the following exception: System.InvalidCastException: Return argument has an invalid type.
Hotfix Replacement InformationThe hotfix that corresponds to KB960442 has been superseded with the hotfix KB981574, which contains all fixes that were previously included in KB960442. You should use the hotfix KB981574 to fix the issues described in KB960442. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981574/ )The splash screen stays open longer than usual when you try to start Excel on a computer that has the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 installed
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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