The recent Microsoft Windows Updates have affected the Microsoft Windows Common Controls 6.0.   Both of the updates KB2687323 and KB2687441 affect the Microsoft Windows Common Controls 6.0 components.   To simply, re-register the file for the Microsoft Windows Common Controls will correct this issue.

The following steps will take you through manually re-registering this file:

  1. Go to Start \ All Programs \ Accessories \ Command Prompt.
    Please note: If running Windows 7 or Windows 2008, you will need to Right Click on the Command Prompt application and launch it with the “Run as Administrator” option.
  2. Enter one of the following command lines depending on the type of operating system which you are using:
    For 32-bit Operating Systems: regsvr32 c:\windows\system32\mscomctl.ocx
    For 64-bit Operating Systems: regsvr32 c:\windows\syswow64\mscomctl.ocx
  3. Click OK on the message box that the file has registered successfully.   If the message box indicates that the file could not be found, then please verify that you are running the correct command line for your operating system or that the path to the Windows Folder is correct.

You can also call, or email me and I can email a BAT file that you will have to rename then double click that should fix the issue.

Best Regards,

Patrick Looney