Internet Explorer 8 for Windows 2000

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by MichelleC, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. MichelleC

    MichelleC Guest

    I've tried updating to IE 8 via the link on the msn homepage; however once it
    goes through the downloading and installation I get the following error:
    "The Procedure entry point SHRegGetValueW could not be located in the
    dynamic link library SHLWAPL.dll
     
    MichelleC, Nov 11, 2009
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  2. MichelleC

    Tom Willett Guest

    If you had read the system requirements, you'd see that Windows 2000 isn't
    supported for IE8.

    : I've tried updating to IE 8 via the link on the msn homepage; however once
    it
    : goes through the downloading and installation I get the following error:
    : "The Procedure entry point SHRegGetValueW could not be located in the
    : dynamic link library SHLWAPL.dll
    : --
    : Thank you,
    :
    : Michelle C.
     
    Tom Willett, Nov 11, 2009
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  3. Given what you have - the problem is obvious...
    Lack of reading and/or reading comprehension.
    ;-)

    See this web page:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/support/system-requirements.aspx

    Look under the "Operating System" title, where it lists the operating system
    requirement. You stated (in the subject line) you have "Windows 2000".
    You'll notice that the oldest operating system in the list is Windows XP
    *with* SP2 or later.

    Internet Explorer 8 is not supported on Windows 2000.


    The same goes for Internet Explorer 7...

    See this web page:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/ie/ie7/sysreq.mspx

    Notice the list next to "Operating System"... Again the oldest operating
    system listed is Windows XP with Service Pack 2.

    Internet Explorer 7 is not supported on Windows 2000.


    You can install Internet Explorer 6 on Windows 2000...

    See this web page:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/ie6/evaluation/sysreqs/ie6.mspx

    Notice that next to "Operating System", Windows 2000 *is* listed.

    Hope that helps!
     
    Shenan Stanley, Nov 11, 2009
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  4. That should be your cue to check the requirements of the thing
    you are trying to install...

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/support/system-requirements.aspx

    (Microsoft search for
    "Internet Explorer 8" requirements
    )

    Hint: scroll down to Operating System, then press Ctrl-f and enter 2000

     
    Robert Aldwinckle, Nov 11, 2009
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  5. MichelleC

    Tom Lake Guest

    MS could've added an OS check and given a more helpful
    error message, though!

    Tom Lake
     
    Tom Lake, Nov 12, 2009
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  6. IE8 isn't offer to Win2000 computers by Windows Update.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 12, 2009
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