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Applies To


Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 7  

Details

Product

Windows Operating System

ID

35

Source

SidebySide

Version

6.1

Message

Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\MovieMaker.Exe".Error in manifest or policy file "C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Photo Gallery\WLMFDS.DLL" on line 8. Component identity found in manifest does not match the identity of the component requested. Reference is WLMFDSprocessorArchitecture="AMD64"type="win32"version="1.0.0.1". Definition is WLMFDSprocessorArchitecture="x86"type="win32"version="1.0.0.1". Please use sxstrace.exe for detailed diagnosis.

Cause

This event is related to .NET framework or Side-by-Side Assemblies version mismatch and related failures. Collapse this tableExpand this table
Side-by-side is a concept introduced with Microsoft .Net Framework. It allows the ability to run multiple versions of an application (or component) on the same computer. With side-by-side execution, subsequent installations of other versions of the runtime, an application, or a component will not affect applications already installed. 
Prior to Microsoft Windows XP and the .NET Framework, DLL conflicts occurred because applications were unable to distinguish between incompatible versions of the same code. An application had no way of knowing if a DLL was the same that the application was compatible with. As a result, a new version of a component could overwrite an older version and break applications.

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