You may receive error messages when you install the .msp files that are contained in hotfix 950009

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Problem description
When you run the three .msp files that are contained in hotfix 950009, you may receive some error messages. These error messages indicate that the product for which the fix was applied is not installed. However, even if you receive these error messages, the hotfix is installed correctly. Additionally, you still have to re-create any .DIC files that are located in the following folder:
To have us re-create the .DIC files for you, go to the "Fix it for me" section. To re-create the .DIC files yourself, go to the "Let me fix it myself" section.
Fix it for me
To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix itbutton or link. Click Runin the File Downloaddialog box, and then follow the steps in the Fix it wizard.

Note This wizard may be in English only; however, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.

Note If you are not on the computer that has the problem, you can save the automatic fix to a flash drive or to a CD, and then you can run it on the computer that has the problem.

Next, go to the "Did this fix the problem?" section.

Let me fix it myself
To re-create the .DIC files yourself, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type %appdata%, and then press ENTER.
  2. Open the Microsoft folder.
  3. Open the Proof folder.
  4. For every file that has a .DIC extension, follow these steps:
    1. Rename the file from .DIC to .OLD.
    2. Open the .OLD file in Notepad.
    3. Copy the contents.
    4. Open a new file in Notepad, paste the content into the new file, and then save the file by using the original name for the file. For example, if the original name was CUSTOM.DIC, the new file should also be named CUSTOM.DIC.
Did this fix the problem?
Check whether the problem is fixed. If the problem is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support.
More information
For more information about hotfix 950009, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
950009 "Buffer Overrun Detected" error after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3 for Hebrew
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Article ID: 970518 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 18:13:44 - Revision: 3.0

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