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Multiple versions of Comctl32.dll may cause both Windows XP style and Windows Classic style windows to appear in Windows XP

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

SYMPTOMS
When you work in a program that loads both version 5 and version 6 of the Comctl32.dll file in Microsoft Windows XP, the program may stop responding, and an access violation may occur in the Comctl32.dll file.

Note You may also see mixed window styles when you experience this problem. If a program selects Comctl32.dll version 6, the program may show a Windows XP style (Comctl32 version 6) window. However, if you experience this problem, the program may show both the Windows XP style and Windows Classic style (Comctl32 version 5) windows.
RESOLUTION

Download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft download center:


DownloadDownload the 884883 package now.

Release Date: June 16, 2005

For more information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

You must have either Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed to apply this hotfix.

For additional information about how to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

Restart information

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

File information

The 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 tool in Control Panel.

Windows XP Service Pack 1


   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   07-Apr-2005  18:53  6.0.2800.1659     925,184  Comctl32.dll        07-Apr-2005  18:53  5.82.2800.1659    561,152  Comctl32.dll        05-Apr-2005  01:39  6.0.2800.1659   1,005,056  Explorer.exe        20-Aug-2004  22:01  6.0.2800.1579      82,432  Fldrclnr.dll        07-Apr-2005  18:53  6.0.2800.1659   8,348,672  Shell32.dll         20-Aug-2004  22:01  5.1.2600.1579     700,928  Sxs.dll             05-Apr-2005  01:09  5.1.2600.1659     594,432  Xpsp2res.dll     

Windows XP Service Pack 2


   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------   07-Apr-2005  18:48  5.82.2900.2649    617,472  Comctl32.dll        07-Apr-2005  02:48  6.0.2900.2649   1,053,696  Comctl32.dll        07-Apr-2005  09:33  6.0.2900.2649   1,032,192  Explorer.exe     

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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Article ID: 884883 - Last Review: 10/09/2011 17:33:00 - Revision: 5.0

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