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FAQ: What files are included with the ArcView GIS 3.x Windows XP Patch?

Question

What files are included with the ArcView GIS 3.x Windows XP Patch?

Answer

The ArcView GIS 3.x XP Patch, found in Related Information, below, installs files in the C:\WINNT\AppPatch and C:\WINNT\AppPatch\Custom directories for both the keyed and non-keyed versions of ArcView.

The keyed version install is identical to the non-keyed version, except for the single '.sdb' file in the C:\WINNT\AppPatch\Custom directory.

Here is a sample list of the files from an install on a non-keyed system:
Sample list of installed files:
Registry Changes:
To indicate where the fix resides, the following registry key is written:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\InstalledSDB\{a1a84ad9-56a0-4aa4-9462-19c408e43c7d}

and for uninstalling:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{a1a84ad9-56a0-4aa4-9462-19c408e43c7d}.sdb

Note:
This patch does not change any files in the ArcView GIS 3.x install directory, for example: C:\ESRI.

Note:
Before applying the patch to ArcView 3.2, 3.2a or 3.3, please ensure the compatibility mode for the ArcView application is not set. To check if the compatibility this, right click on "arcview.exe" application file and choose properties. In the Properties dialog click on the Compatibility tab and make sure the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" box is unchecked.

For more information on the Microsoft XP Compatibility Technology see the Related Information section of this article.

Related Information