IntroductionThis article contains a hotfix that can reinstall a corrupted language pack on a Windows Vista-based computer. Additionally, this hotfix resolves the problems that are caused by a corrupted language pack.
A corrupted language pack may cause one or more of the following problems:
- The Windows Update console is not displayed, and the Windows Update program does not run correctly.
- You cannot install Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) Release Candidate (RC) on the computer.
- You cannot add the ActiveX Installer Service (AxIS) in Windows Vista.
Download informationThe following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Hotfix informationA 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: 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.Note Install the update on the computers that have a corrupted language pack.
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
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 item in Control Panel.
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Article ID: 947506 - Last Review: Oct 8, 2011 - Revision: 1