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Topic # 42358 2-Oct-2009 16:55
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On my PC with Windows XP (its an old version) and I cant upgrade to Internet Explorer version 8
 SHRegGetValueW could not be located in the dynamic library SHLWAPI.dll
Now I cant find dll files any where, not sure what to do.

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  Reply # 260631 2-Oct-2009 17:01
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Are you still using the original XP, without any service packs?

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  Reply # 260641 2-Oct-2009 17:26
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I had a similar problem with my XP and a whole lot of other registry problems as well and downloaded and ran a program called Dial-a-fix. It fixed all of my registry and upgrade problems.

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 260655 2-Oct-2009 18:16
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Yes I still use origonal without service pack, I was hoping with automatic updates on it would eventually fix its self.

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  Reply # 260659 2-Oct-2009 18:43
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Have you tried installing all of the serice packs, ant not installing IE8 untill all are installed?

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  Reply # 260686 2-Oct-2009 20:18
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Yep basically install SP3 first then IE8

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  Reply # 260698 2-Oct-2009 21:41
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SP3 requires SP1 to be installed first, IIRC.



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  Reply # 260757 3-Oct-2009 10:32
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I tried to down load SP3 but not sure if I have done the right thing. I can barely see my screen now and its down to about 4 colours.



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  Reply # 260788 3-Oct-2009 12:23
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Imanaged to down load a display driver and that fixed my resolution. Service pack three must be working as I can Install internet explorer 8,,, so I went one better and installed google crome.. I managed to find a peice of software called DriverRobot, you can try it to see what it does but it would cost about $40 USD, has any one seen this one.

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  Reply # 260801 3-Oct-2009 13:09
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I would not use applications to find and download drivers. I have done in the past, and frankly, the results can be spectacularly less than ideal.
Such an application can alert you to an out of date driver, it would then be recommended to go to the home site for that driver to obtain it.
Unless you have an indication that one or more drivers actually needs updating, leave well enough alone.

Did you have SP1 installed before installing SP3?



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  Reply # 260805 3-Oct-2009 13:44
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yeah that sounds right, I run it and got some ideas and then went found the drivers myself.
Im Quite pleased with how things are going now. Old computer when you clicked on something,, you went and had a cup of tea then come back to see if it opened.. Brought one of trademe,, went from a 866 processor to a 1.8 and bigger hard drive and pissed around for about three days and finally have it up and ruuning they way i wanted it.


Next thing is to transfer Data and programs from the old computer to the new one. They are both set up side by side and networked... what do you think is the best for transfering programs..



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  Reply # 260806 3-Oct-2009 13:48
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You can enter a quick reply here (or click the Compose Reply button below for full editor):

The full Editor id not working for me now what is going on..



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  Reply # 260807 3-Oct-2009 13:50
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Your reply must be specified,, what does that mean.

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