Some Program Compatibility Fixes Stop Working After You Install the 328310 Update

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After you install the Windows XP update that is described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article, some program compatibility fixes (also known as "shims") that you have configured may not work:
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Also, if you configure a Setup program to check the results of the InstallShield DoInstall function during a program installation, your program installations may not work because the DoInstall function always returns a non-zero result.
This problem occurs because the 328310 package for Windows XP installs an earlier version of the Application Database File, Sysmain.sdb. This file contains both program-matching information and compatibility fixes.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
More information
The 328310 update package replaces the version of the Sysmain.sdb file that is included with Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1). However, it does not replace later versions of this file. For example, after you install the version of Sysmain.sdb that is described in this article, the Sysmain.sdb file that is described in this article contains the following changes from the version that is installed by the 328310 package:
  • The following Program Compatibility update is modified:
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  • The following new "shims" are added:
  • The following new updates are added:
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