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Article ID: 950258 - Last Review: May 6, 2008 - Revision: 2.1

SYMPTOMS

After you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), third-party themes programs that were previously installed may not work as expected, or the third-party themes programs may cause errors.

CAUSE

This issue occurs if a third-party theme program replaces the version of the Uxtheme.dll file that Windows XP installed. When you install Windows XP SP3, the Uxtheme.dll file is updated to the latest version. Other Windows updates may also update this file.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, contact the third-party program vendor to obtain an updated copy of the Uxtheme.dll file that is compatible with Windows XP SP3.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this issue can occur when you install Microsoft Windows updates that update the Uxtheme.dll file. This includes Windows XP SP3.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
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kbwindowsupdate kbexpertisebeginner kbtshoot kb3rdparty KB950258
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