While troubleshooting a different issue, I noticed the following Event Log error which is being generated each time my machine boots. The installed version of Paperport is 14.5, Patch 1, on Windows 10, v 1607, 64 bit. The exact error is:
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\Nuance\PaperPort\CheckPPFolders.exe".Error in manifest or policy file "" on line . A component version required by the application conflicts with another component version already active. Conflicting components are:. Component 1: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.14393.447_none_89c64d28dafea4b9.manifest. Component 2: C:\Windows\WinSxS\manifests\amd64_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.14393.447_none_42191651c6827bb3.manifest.
Looking back, the error first appears in the event log beginning 11-23-16, but I have no idea what else might have transpired on that date to cause this to begin. I don't think I have ever had occasion to manually run CheckPPFolders.exe but I don't know whether or not it is launched by another process and runs in the background from time to time.
I lack the technical background to completely understand the error as well as how to solve it. Does anyone have thoughts or suggestions?