Files replaced during program installation - OK?


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da_test

Hello,
I installed the program ResumeMaker Deluxe.
During the install it replaced 4 files from \windows\system32
with earlier versions. (I have XP Pro)
These are comctl32.ocx, msjet35.dll, msrd235.dll and msrepl35.dll

I haven't seen any warnings in the event viewer about this, so I
assume they're not protected files. I also presume that when the
product is uninstalled it will be put right, sice the installation
created a "backup" folder containing the original versions of these
files.

I though the philosophy of XP was that system files like this
would not be replaced by product installs - sounds the DLL Hell
from the earlier windows versions !
Dave
 
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Richard Urban

On my computer:

comctl32.ocx is dated 5/22/2000

msjet35.dll is dated 4/26/2000

msrd235.dll is missing

msrepl35.dll is dated 4/26/2000.

So you see, these files are from way before Windows XP was released and are
not protected. They are there due to some older software you installed and
are needed for that software to run!

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old [email protected] :)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
 
D

da_test

On my computer:

comctl32.ocx is dated 5/22/2000

msjet35.dll is dated 4/26/2000

msrd235.dll is missing

msrepl35.dll is dated 4/26/2000.

So you see, these files are from way before Windows XP was released and are
not protected. They are there due to some older software you installed and
are needed for that software to run!
That explains it - in fact I have another XP box and I never checked
it. As you allude to, they are not XP files - the other box doesn't
have any of those.
Thanks Richard.
Dave
 
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Richard Urban

You're welcome. Sometimes all it takes is two minutes of research! (-:

--
Regards,

Richard Urban

aka Crusty (-: Old [email protected] :)

If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
 

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