solve vmware crash in windows 10 Creator Update(1703, 15063)

I am  working on a win10 boot issue, need to use vmware a lot, but vmware often got crash, my host os is windows 10 creator update.

Here is the crash stack

obviously, an invalid pointer was passed.

checked the COM debugging setting, it is per exe. So it is not a good idea to config in registry

To modify ole32.dll is easy, modify function ComTraceMessageWorker to return directly



  1. make sure your c:\Windows\SysWOW64\ole32.dll version: 10.0.15063.138, size 963KB
  2. copy the dll into a temp folder, use winhex(or any other hex editor), modify:

    offset: 38283
    original value: 8B FF 55
    new  value: C2 14 00

  3.  take ownership, grant everyone to modify ole32.dll, do replace:

takeown /f c:\Windows\SysWOW64\ole32.dll
icacls c:\Windows\SysWOW64\ole32.dll /grant everyone:F
attrib -s -h -r c:\Windows\SysWOW64\ole32.dll



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