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Thursday, April 05, 2007
  HHCTRL.OCX error and online windows updates
The link is to a Microsoft support page. One of the key things with an automatic updating system is to ensure that you don't update with bugs. Someone's testing has gone astray and probably millions of computers across the world are going wrong in a slight manner when they are started.

It would be interesting to know how many people are affected by this. I don't think we will find out, however.

I can understand about how Marvin the Paranoid Android felt. There I am trying to drive massive change in UK Public Family Law through the Court of Appeal, but what are people interested in ... how to get rid of the HHCTRL.OCX error.

C'est la vie. BTW the solution does work.
 
Comments:
Thanks for the post - this also seems to effect the Tight VNC viewer as well. The hot fix resolved the problem.
 
Thanks for the post! Helped me out.
 
Thanks for posting this! I had tried to find information on the Microsoft site, but failed.
 
Dear John, thank you, seems to have worked OK I think. Windows updated caused a snag on my Realtek software.

John S. UK
 
Dear John, thanks for the fix...appears to have worked OK with my Realtek software prog.

John
 
John,
I tried other links in Google and ended up with software installed that I didn't want. Your link to the hot fix worked great.
Thanks!
 
Ditto to Vaughan & MUCH thanx. Now why doesn't MS just broadcast update this just like they do everything else? Art in Texas.
 
I think it is probably a timing thing. To broadcast an update probably requires a certain amount of planning. This update is required immediately.
 
Thank you for your post. I don't understand everything I think I know about these problems that grandpa didn't have to deal with
 
John,
Thanks for the post, I had no idea what I was looking for until i found this page. I hope the link above helps others who read this. (hint click the link above to go directly to the Microsoft download centre. took us a minute to figure that out).

Scott & Lisa
 
Thank you very much for your post!
Had no idea so many people were affected...Perhaps your comments section will give you an idea. :)
Thanks again!
 
thanks from me too. Like a previous post, I didn't know why this error suddently appeared on my laptop; quick google of the error code, ignore the sponsored links, and found this page. Problem solved. Thank u so much!
 
Thanks John, I found your blog information page rather pretty quick. I googled for HHCTRL.OCX and found this. Thanks again for the link. Made my day easier.
 
Thanks John, you saved me a lot of time trying to track this down ,when will microsoft learn that you need to test updates prior to release.

Mark B. UK
 
Thanks John for cure. Been searching for a fix for the last few days. Kevin
 
Thanks John ! I didn't know what was happening...
 
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