Changing International Settings May Cause Unpredictable Behavior

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After you install Windows XP, modify the International settings in the Oobeinfo.ini file, and then run the Sysprep utility, there may be problems with the way that font is displayed, dialog boxes may not be displayed, and other unpredictable behavior may occur in Out of Box Experience (OOBE) and in the Windows shell on computers that use either the FAT16 file system or the FAT32 file system on the partition in which Windows is installed.


This problem occurs because of the way that file times are recorded by the FAT16 and FAT32 file systems. Computers that use the NTFS file system do not experience this problem.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
The English-language version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version      Size     File name     Platform


   01-Oct-2001  19:22  5.1.2600.14  532,992  Msobmain.dll  Intel

   28-Aug-2001  02:38               168,743  Msobshel.htm  Intel


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.


This update is intended for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who pre-install Windows.


Article ID: 308678 - Last Review: October 27, 2006 - Revision: 1.2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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