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How to report a bug to microsoft ?

Post by kal » Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:40 pm

Hi there,

I just found a bug in wpdshextres.dll which comes with WMP11, in its file version 5.2.5721.5145. This localized dll popups an AutoPlay window when you connect a mobile device. But this AutoPlay window is buggy in french localized version of this file :

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Whereas Italian one works great :

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I made all possible tests, including installing WMP11 from original install to a clean Windows XP SP3 source.
So how could I report this bug, where? I'm afraid that they will treat me like a noob, saying : "please reinstall WMP11..." or things like that. In addition, my english is not perfect at all, and I'm affraid they will just discard my mail ...

Cheers,
Kal

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Post by kal » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:26 am

I found where the bug is in this file. It's in the stringtable resource, id 500 :
500 Ouvrir l’appareil mobile pour afficher les fichiers
This string is too long for AutoPlay window, so I replaced it with that one:
500 Ouvrir le dossier pour afficher les fichiers
And the bug is gone. Unfortunaly, I don't know how to contact Microsoft :(

Kal

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Post by ricktendo64 » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:45 am

I think MSDN is the place where you report bugs http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowFo ... 7&SiteID=1

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Post by kal » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:01 am

Thanks, bug reported :)

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