FIX: You cannot build a 64-bit binary by using Visual C++ 2005 on a computer that is running Windows 2000

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You cannot build a 64-bit binary by using Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows 2000. The build creates a binary that appears to be corrupted.
This problem occurs because the Mt.exe file embeds the manifest incorrectly.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.


You must have Visual Studio 2005 installed before you apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

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 item in Control Panel.
Visual Studio 2005, 32-bit versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mt.exe 5.2.3790.2075727,55230-May-200623:14x86
Visual Studio 2005, 64-bit versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mt.exe 5.2.3790.20751,375,74430-May-200623:14x64
Visual Studio 2005, Itanium-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mt.exe 5.2.3790.20752,302,97630-May-200623:37IA-64
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 923573 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 09:06:55 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
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