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To install the application compatibility database, click the Fix it button in the "Fix it for me" section.
Fix it for me
Fix itbutton or link. Click
File Downloaddialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
|Enable Application Compatibility Database||Disable Application Compatibility Database|
- These wizards may be in English only; however, the automatic fixes also work for other language versions of Windows.
- If you are not on the computer that has the problem, save the Fix it solutions to a flash drive or a CD and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
- These wizards do not apply to Windows 2000-based operating systems because Windows 2000 does not support DEP.
- If you decide not to install the current security update, and you instead choose to use the workaround that is described in MS10-002, you can click the Fix it button to enable or disable DEP. Then, you can click Run in the File Download dialog box and follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.
Known issues with this security update
Non-security-related fixes that are included in this security update
General distribution release (GDR) fixesIndividual updates may not be installed, depending on the version of Windows and the version of the affected application. Please view the individual articles to determine your update status.
|Article number||Article title|
|888092||You may receive an error message in module Mshtml.dll and Internet Explorer quits when you run a custom Web program in Internet Explorer 6|
|968933||After you append new characters in an HTML page text area in Internet Explorer 7, the original characters in the text area are replaced with the new characters|
|971447||The SetCursorPos function does not move the pointer to the link that receives keyboard focus in Internet Explorer 8 on Windows Vista and on Windows Server 2008|
|971448||You cannot resize the frames in a nested frameset when you open a Web page in Internet Explorer 8|
|973528||The "window.focus" and "window.blur" methods do not set the focus on a new window in Internet Explorer 8 if the window was created by another Iexplorer.exe process|
|973529||Automatic configuration does not work in Internet Explorer 8|
|973533||Text takes a long time to appear on the screen when you type inside a TEXTAREA element in a Web page in Internet Explorer 8 Standards mode|
|973534||Internet Explorer 8 crashes when you click an element that uses expressions in cascading style sheets|
|973536||Internet Explorer 8 is slow to load a Web page that contains the BASE tag|
|973538||You cannot print a page and you receive an error message in an application that hosts a WebOC that uses a custom print template in Internet Explorer 8|
|975169||The application that hosts a WebBrowser control crashes when you use a custom MIME filter on a computer that has Internet Explorer installed|
|975170||Tables are displayed incorrectly in HTML pages in Internet Explorer 8|
|975624||User's data in local storage is occasionally lost in Internet Explorer 8|
|976104||You cannot upload a large file to the Microsoft Azure portal in Internet Explorer 8 on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008|
|978722||A VPN client computer that has security update 974455 or 976325 installed stops responding when you access compressed content by using the computer|
|978723||Internet Explorer 8 opens a URL that links to a Microsoft Office file from the Temporary Internet Files folder|
|978724||Windows Internet Explorer 8 crashes when you try to remove some add-ons by using the Manage Add-ons dialog box|
|978725||The Window.open method in a WebBrowser control application returns NULL in Internet Explorer 8|
|978729||The Back button and the Forward button in Windows Internet Explorer 8 do not work correctly|
|979665||Error message in Mshtml.dll occurs when you use Windows Internet Explorer 8 on a computer that is running Windows 7: "Event ID: 1000"|
|979666||The cookie information for a domain is not displayed correctly in Windows Internet Explorer 8|
|979667||A table that contains a People Picker control is not pasted correctly in Microsoft Office InfoPath 2007|
|979672||A hyperlink in a 64-bit application starts a 64-bit version of Internet Explorer 8|
HotfixesSecurity update 978207 packages for Windows XP and for Windows Server 2003 include Internet Explorer hotfix files and general distribution release (GDR) files. If no existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix environment, security update 978207 installs the GDR files.
Hotfixes are intended to correct only the problems that are described in the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are associated with the hotfixes. Apply hotfixes only to systems that are experiencing these specific problems.
These hotfixes may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains these hotfixes. For more information about how to install the hotfixes that are included in security update 978207, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
NoteIn addition to installing hotfix files, review the Microsoft Knowledge Base article that is associated with the specific hotfix that you have to install to determine the registry modification that is required to enable that specific hotfix.
For more information about how to determine whether your existing Internet Explorer files are from the hotfix or from the GDR environment, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: