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    Error: "Incompatible version of the RPC stub" - what is it?



    Hi all,

    One of my users, when trying to install, gets the above error:
    Error number; 0x80070725
    Description: Incompatible version of the RPC stub
    Setup will now terminate

    I'm using InstallShield 6.2. The user is using IE 6.0, Windows 98. Any ideas
    what can it be?

    Thanks for _any_ ideas...
    best,
    Lior


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    Re: Error: "Incompatible version of the RPC stub" - what is it?



    There's currently an epidemic of this problem. It's a really new problem,
    because Microsoft in their wisdom, made a version of the OLEAUT32.DLL (et.
    al), version 3.50, that is incompatible with Windows 98. IMHO this was a
    big mistake by Microsoft and the worst form of DLL HELL. It comes with the
    version that ships with Windows XP.

    Someone has made an install that includes this new DLL, thereby destroying
    your system. Here is a fix

    Download:

    download.microsoft.com/download/msninvestor/Patch/1.0/WIN98/EN-US/mcrepair.E
    XE


    Then run it, and when it prompts you to overwrite newer files, make sure you
    click YES for each file (not "No" or "No to all")

    This will replace all of the 3.50 DLLs from XP with older versions
    compatible with Windows 98 (2.40.4515)

    NOTE TO ALL INSTALL DEVELOPERS: DO NOT INCLUDE THE WINDOWS XP VERSION OF
    OLEAUT32.DLL, OLEPRO32.DLL, ASYCFILT.DLL and STDOLE2.TLB in your setup. It
    is causing great pain everywhere.

    Ted.

    "Lior Messinger" <liorm@infogateonline.com> wrote in message
    news:3c1cb8ae@news.installshield.com...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > One of my users, when trying to install, gets the above error:
    > Error number; 0x80070725
    > Description: Incompatible version of the RPC stub
    > Setup will now terminate
    >
    > I'm using InstallShield 6.2. The user is using IE 6.0, Windows 98. Any
    ideas
    > what can it be?
    >
    > Thanks for _any_ ideas...
    > best,
    > Lior
    >
    >


  3. #3
    Join Date
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    Posts
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    Re: Error: "Incompatible version of the RPC stub" - what is it?



    There's currently an epidemic of this problem. It's a really new problem,
    because Microsoft in their wisdom, made a version of the OLEAUT32.DLL (et.
    al), version 3.50, that is incompatible with Windows 98. IMHO this was a
    big mistake by Microsoft and the worst form of DLL HELL. It comes with the
    version that ships with Windows XP.

    Someone has made an install that includes this new DLL, thereby destroying
    your system. Here is a fix

    Download:

    download.microsoft.com/download/msninvestor/Patch/1.0/WIN98/EN-US/mcrepair.E
    XE


    Then run it, and when it prompts you to overwrite newer files, make sure you
    click YES for each file (not "No" or "No to all")

    This will replace all of the 3.50 DLLs from XP with older versions
    compatible with Windows 98 (2.40.4515)

    NOTE TO ALL INSTALL DEVELOPERS: DO NOT INCLUDE THE WINDOWS XP VERSION OF
    OLEAUT32.DLL, OLEPRO32.DLL, ASYCFILT.DLL and STDOLE2.TLB in your setup. It
    is causing great pain everywhere.

    Ted.

    "Lior Messinger" <liorm@infogateonline.com> wrote in message
    news:3c1cb8ae@news.installshield.com...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > One of my users, when trying to install, gets the above error:
    > Error number; 0x80070725
    > Description: Incompatible version of the RPC stub
    > Setup will now terminate
    >
    > I'm using InstallShield 6.2. The user is using IE 6.0, Windows 98. Any
    ideas
    > what can it be?
    >
    > Thanks for _any_ ideas...
    > best,
    > Lior
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    44,727

    Re: Error: "Incompatible version of the RPC stub" - what is it?



    There's currently an epidemic of this problem. It's a really new problem,
    because Microsoft in their wisdom, made a version of the OLEAUT32.DLL (et.
    al), version 3.50, that is incompatible with Windows 98. IMHO this was a
    big mistake by Microsoft and the worst form of DLL HELL. It comes with the
    version that ships with Windows XP.

    Someone has made an install that includes this new DLL, thereby destroying
    your system. Here is a fix

    Download:

    download.microsoft.com/download/msninvestor/Patch/1.0/WIN98/EN-US/mcrepair.E
    XE


    Then run it, and when it prompts you to overwrite newer files, make sure you
    click YES for each file (not "No" or "No to all")

    This will replace all of the 3.50 DLLs from XP with older versions
    compatible with Windows 98 (2.40.4515)

    NOTE TO ALL INSTALL DEVELOPERS: DO NOT INCLUDE THE WINDOWS XP VERSION OF
    OLEAUT32.DLL, OLEPRO32.DLL, ASYCFILT.DLL and STDOLE2.TLB in your setup. It
    is causing great pain everywhere.

    Ted.

    "Lior Messinger" <liorm@infogateonline.com> wrote in message
    news:3c1cb8ae@news.installshield.com...
    > Hi all,
    >
    > One of my users, when trying to install, gets the above error:
    > Error number; 0x80070725
    > Description: Incompatible version of the RPC stub
    > Setup will now terminate
    >
    > I'm using InstallShield 6.2. The user is using IE 6.0, Windows 98. Any
    ideas
    > what can it be?
    >
    > Thanks for _any_ ideas...
    > best,
    > Lior
    >
    >


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