SYSDIFF /INF Uses Decimal Format for REG_DWORD Values

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Symptoms
When you create an .inf file from a SYSDIFF package, registry values in thepackage will be 0 after running the .inf file when the value in the .inf fileis bigger than 2147483647.
Cause
When a registry entry contained in a SNAP file is written to an .inf fileusing the SYSDIFF /INF syntax, REG_DWORD values are written in decimalform. For example, 0x80000010 is written as 2147483664.

When Setupapi.dll runs this .inf file, it checks whether decimalREG_DWORD values exceed 2147483647 and writes 0 to the registry. SETUPAPIchecks the value because all decimal values are supposed to be signedintegers and, therefore, an overflow occurs.
Resolution
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or the individual software update. For information on obtaining the latest service pack, please go to:
For information on obtaining the individual software update, contact Microsoft Product Support Services. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information on support costs, please go to the following address on the World Wide Web:
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Windows NT 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT version 4.0 Service Pack 5.
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Article ID: 197161 - Last Review: 11/02/2013 22:10:00 - Revision: 3.0

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