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how to update shell32.dll

Hello,

I want to know how can I update my windows NT4 shell32.dll to an newer version. The current of shell32.dll is 4.0 and I want to update to at version 4.7 or later. I need to update the shell32.dll in order to program Windows Script Host.

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pjknibbsCommented:
Installing a later version of Internet Explorer than the one you have should do the trick.
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LongbowCommented:
Copy a fresh install of Internet Explorer on your harddrive. Remove Read-only attribute if needed.
Using Powerarchiver from www.powerarchiver.com :
 open Ie4shl95.cab or Ie4shlnt.cab, in the IE directory, depending of your OS and replace the Shell32.dll
Reinstall Internet Explorer.
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woainiAuthor Commented:
Hello,

pjknibbs : I tried to upgrade to IE6 but it does work.

Longbow : You mean that I have to find out IE4 for Windows NT 4 and look for file Ie4shlnt.cab, then open this file and extract shell32.dll and replace the current one on my PC, then Reinstall IE (whatever version) ?

By they way, I got Ie4shl95.cab from IE4 40.01 SP1, is it OK if I take this file to replace the current one on my PC and reinstall IE 6 ?

Also, How Can I delete and replace shell32.dll if this file is use by the OS ?


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LongbowCommented:
No, use IE5 or greater.
It uses the same .cab name.

I don't know how but IE may change shell32.dll at setup.

Let me know.

Winzip is not able to add a file to a .cab file
Use Powerarchiver.
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MDOwensCommented:
If your wanting just the WSH, then you can install from Microsoft MSDN pages:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/downloads/default.asp?url=/downloads/sample.asp?url=/MSDN-FILES/027/001/733/msdncompositedoc.xml&frame=true

Alternative:
If your drive is fat you can use a boot disk and replace. Otherwise, you'll need some tool that will boot and recognize NTFS, such NTFSDOS from Winternals to navigate and replace the file:

http://winternals.com/products/repairandrecovery/ntfsdospro.asp

MDO
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LongbowCommented:
Here is your solution :
inuse.exe is able to replace files used by the system.

How to Replace Currently Locked Files with Inuse.exe (Q228930)

http://support.microsoft.com/search/preview.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q228930

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woainiAuthor Commented:
Hello,

MDOwens : I already install WSH but the shell32.dll is still unchange.

Longbow : I like your solution regarding inuse.exe
I download this file but I'm unable to run it.
I put the inuse.exe in my C:\ then I type

inuse c:\aa\shell32.dll c:\winnt\system32\shell32.dll /y

But I got this error message :
Source and destination must include the complete physical or UNC pathname

What should I do ?

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MDOwensCommented:
You could install the OS into WINNT2, boot up with that and then change the files as needed. Boot back to the orig and you should be ready. You could then delete the WINNT2 folder(OS) and remove the reference of it from the boot.ini. A lot to do, but it would work.
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woainiAuthor Commented:
Dear MDOwens,

Thank for your comment, your solution is great but this solution is much work for just change an shell32.dll. I would prefer a short and safe solution.

If you have other solution, please let me know.

Thanks
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LongbowCommented:
Move your harddisk to another PC
Then replace your shell32.dll file manually.
Set your harddisk back to your computer.
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woainiAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot !
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LongbowCommented:
Does inuse works for you now ?
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verinderCommented:
Uninstall current Internet Explorer if it has version 4.0 or later.

Then install IE4.01 SP2 this will upgrate shell32.dll from 4.0 to 4.7 version

then reinstall IE5.0/Whateverversion you want
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woainiAuthor Commented:
Thank verinder for your comment.

Woaini
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