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Executing a Setup.exe program created by the Visual Basic 5.0 Application Setup Wizard or the Visual Basic 6.0 Package and Deployment Wizard (PDW) on a client machine may cause the following message:
Setup cannot continue because some system files are out of date on your system. Click OK if you would like setup to update these files now. You will need to restart Windows before you can run setup again. Click Cancel to exit setup without updating system files.
If you click OK, the application installs the correct file. If you selectCancel, the operation stops. The setup process will not completesuccessfully until the correct file has been installed on the system.
The above message occurs when the version of Oleaut32.dll on the clientmachine is older than version 2.20.0000. Certain files critical to theinstallation process of Visual Basic applications require Oleaut32.dllversion 2.20.0000 or later.
By selecting OK to the above message, Setup.exe will install a newerversion of Oleaut32.dll that is compatible with the installation program.In order for this file to be updated to the correct version, the operatingsystem must be restarted. Therefore, after the correct file is installed,the user will be prompted to restart the computer. The application setupprocess cannot continue until the machine is restarted. After the machineis rebooted, re-run the application Setup.exe program.
If you choose Cancel, the Setup.exe program will terminate. The applicationsetup will not complete until version 2.20.0000 or later of Oleaut32.dll isinstalled on the system.
NOTE: This process also resolves the issue documented in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article: