Explorer from Windws XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by David Sherman, Apr 24, 2006.

  1. Is there a way to run the explorer from Windows XP?

    I get an error message of "the ordinal 356 could not be located in the
    dynamic link library SHLWAPI.DLL.

    thanks
     
    David Sherman, Apr 24, 2006
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  2. Have you tried restoring your computer to a earlier time before this error
    started occurring or run sfc /scannow from the command prompt (you might be
    prompted for your Windows XP CD. Also, have you tried refreshing the
    installation? Insert your XP CD and do an upgrade (please not, the XP CD
    must have the same Service Pack as the one in the system to complete this
    procedure.

    You might also get additional information and help at the correct ng for
    Windows XP issues:
    microsoft.public.windowsxp.general
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 24, 2006
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  3. Since I did an upgrade to Vista, I want to take the file called
    explorer.old and rename it to something.exe. I get the error message
    when I do.
     
    David Sherman, Apr 24, 2006
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  4. David Sherman

    Alan Adams Guest

    Under Vista, no, at least not safely or without issue. Explorer.exe
    just invokes views created by shell32.dll and its supporting files,
    and shell32.dll and the configuration data they depend upon is by
    necessity very "hooked in" to the OS on which it was designed to run.

    Explorer.exe is not "a stand-alone application" you could expect to
    just lift and run on some other Win32 operating system. You could
    find a third-party file manager that does have such intentions, and
    have expectation of being able to install that on Vista.

    Alan Adams
     
    Alan Adams, Apr 24, 2006
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  5. There are still a lot of Upgrade Issues affecting Windows Vista (especially
    affecting Windows Vista Build 5308 CTP). Read all of my Posts about all of
    my Upgrade Issues with the Windows Update Service (affecting Build 5308 CTP)
    just as one example, of some of the Upgrade Issues you could encounter in
    Windows Vista. Your best bet is to Install Windows Vista as a Clean Install
    (at least until Beta 2 comes out on Winds Day, May 24th, 2006).
     
    Kevin John Panzke, Apr 24, 2006
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  6. It's not confirmed whether it's the 24th or not Kevin. Also, what's Winds
    Day? Don't you mean Wednesday?

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 24, 2006
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  7. I like Spelling it that way, because I live in the Chicago (Windy City)
    Suburbs.

     
    Kevin John Panzke, Apr 24, 2006
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  8. Well... I live in Nottinghamshire, Robin Hood county in England and
    Kensington, London.
    Here, we call it "Wednesday" as do most places for some... strange reason.

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    rights. All opinions expressed are those of myself unless stated so, and not
    of my employer, best friend, Ghandi, my mother or my cat. Glad we cleared
    that up!

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    Zack Whittaker, Apr 24, 2006
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  9. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Apr 24, 2006
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