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NOTE: The issues addressed in this article are resolved in Windows 95 OEM Service Release version 2 and later, and in Microsoft Windows 98. If you are running Windows 95 OEM Service Release 2 or later, or Windows 98, you do not need to install the update described in this article.
Windows 95 OEM Service Release version 2 was released on August 24, 1996. For more information on implementing Windows 95 updates, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/161020/EN-US/ )Implementing Windows 95 Updates
Microsoft has released an updated version of OLE for Windows 95. This update corrects the following problems:
File Management BehaviorDue to the way Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word for Windows use OLE for file storage, documents created in these programs may contain extraneous data from previously deleted files. This extraneous data is not visible within the document and does not affect your ability to use these programs normally. However, it is possible that legible portions of previously deleted files may be viewable if you examine these document files using Notepad or file-utility software.
This situation may pose security and privacy concerns with electronic versions of these documents.
Note that this situation does not affect users of Microsoft Windows NT because Windows NT initializes disk space that was used by deleted files.
To prevent extraneous data from being included in new document files, install the OLE update using the instructions in the "Installing the OLE Update" section of this article. After you install the update, extraneous data is not included in new document files.
To remove extraneous data from existing documents, open and then save the documents after you install the OLE update. In Word for Windows, disable the Allow Fast Saves option before you save your documents. To disable this option in Word, click Options on the Tools menu, click the Save tab, click the Allow Fast Saves check box to clear it, and then click OK. You can enable the Allow Fast Saves option again after you save your documents.
This update is recommended for those who are using an original release of Windows 95 with one of the following products:
Closing 16-Bit ProgramsWhen you run multiple 16-bit ODBC programs or multiple Visual Basic 4.0 applications using some OCX controls (for example, GRID16.OCX) at the same time and you then close these programs, your computer may hang.
Links Not Saved When Moved on Network DrivesIf links are established between OLE objects within a given directory structure on a network drive and the objects are then moved to a different drive with the same directory structure, the links are not maintained. If this same operation is performed on a local drive, the links are maintained.
Installing the OLE UpdateTo install the OLE update, follow these steps:
Release Date: August 28, 2000
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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/EN-US/ )How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Files InstalledThe following files are installed when you install the OLE update:
The OLE32 Update checks the versions of the files currently installed on your computer. If you have newer versions of these files, they are not replaced.
File name Folder Size Date Version --------------------------------------------------------------- Compobj.dll Windows\System 31,120 01/25/96 184.108.40.206 Ole32.dll Windows\System 558,704 01/25/96 220.127.116.11 Olethk32.dll Windows\System 79,424 01/25/96 18.104.22.168
Service Pack 1The OLE32 Update in Microsoft Windows 95 Service Pack 1 includes Ole32.dll version 22.214.171.124 and fixes only the file management behavior problem described in this article. Service Pack 1 does not fix the other problems described in this article.