Invalid characters may appear in local software for China after you add a simplified Chinese language pack to an English version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:
  • You use audit mode to install an English version of Windows 7 or of Windows Server 2008 R2 from a multilanguage image.
  • You add a simplified Chinese language pack to the system and then reseal the system.
  • During the out-of-box experience (OOBE) stage, you select Simplified Chinese.
  • After the OOBE is finished, you install local software for China.
In this scenario, many simplified Chinese characters may be displayed as a question mark (?) in the local software for China.

Cause

This issue occurs because the OOBE does not correctly update the following registry key in the multilanguage image:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ControlPanel\International\locale
Therefore, the characters for local applications may not be displayed correctly.

Resolution

The following hotfix works only if the hotfix is included by the OEM or IT department in their images before the OOBE occurs.

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 the problem described in this article. 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 website: 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

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or a Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes
Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760
    0.16xxx
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMGDR
    6.1.760
    0.20xxx
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2RTMLDR
    6.1.760
    1.17xxx
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1GDR
    6.1.760
    1.21xxx
    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, critical issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are very important for maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.16777288,76810-Mar-201107:22
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.20920288,76810-Mar-201107:35
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.17576288,76810-Mar-201107:15
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.21679288,76810-Mar-201107:13
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.16777421,37610-Mar-201108:07x64
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.20920420,86410-Mar-201108:03x64
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.17576420,86410-Mar-201108:17x64
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.21679420,86410-Mar-201108:07x64
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.16777270,33610-Mar-201107:18x86
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.20920270,33610-Mar-201107:31x86
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.17576270,33610-Mar-201107:13x86
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.21679270,33610-Mar-201107:09x86
For all supported IA-64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.16777718,84810-Mar-201107:01IA-64
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.20920718,84810-Mar-201106:56IA-64
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.17576718,84810-Mar-201106:53IA-64
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.21679718,84810-Mar-201106:55IA-64
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.16777270,33610-Mar-201107:18x86
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7600.20920270,33610-Mar-201107:31x86
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.17576270,33610-Mar-201107:13x86
Kernelbase.dll6.1.7601.21679270,33610-Mar-201107:09x86

Workaround

To work around the issue, follow these steps:
  1. In Control Panel, click Clock, Language, and Region, and then click Region and Language.
  2. Click the For mats tab.
  3. In the Format list, change the locale from the original locale to a different locale, and then click OK.
  4. In the Format list, change the locale back to the original locale, and then click OK.
  5. Restart the computer.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, 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

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

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