Solved failed Internet Explorer 8 download 'SHRegGetValueW missing'

September 22, 2013 at 09:08:58
Specs: Windows XP, 640 mb Ram
Just installed Windows XP. Went to Microsoft to get Service Packs but was told I needed to upgrade from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 8 BUT when I tried to upgrade to I.E. 8 it started but stopped with message "The procedure entry point SHRegGetValueW could not be located'. When I asked Microsoft Support for a solution they replied 'Upgrade to Windows 7" BUT I need I.E. 8 to do that. Wow any suggestions,.

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September 22, 2013 at 20:02:53
The best path is download Service Pack 3. You can go directly from Service Pack 1/1a to Service Pack 3; Service Pack 3 already contains all of the patches from Service Pack 2.

However, if you don't have Service Pack 1/1a you'll have to download that first; there is NO direct path from Windows XP RTM to Service Pack 3.

Explanation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972264

Windows XP Service Pack 1a Network Install (32-Bit) for IT Professionals

Microsoft was kind enough to delete the Service Pack 1 from their servers but you still download it from the Univeristy of Tennessee at Chattanooga:

Direct download: http://slug.ceca.utc.edu/ftp/pub/windows/patches/winxp/xpsp1_en_x86.exe

http://sdfox7.com

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#1
September 22, 2013 at 09:46:55
I see you have WinXP, but do you have SP2 or SP3?

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September 22, 2013 at 09:50:26
This link will tell you what update you are on.
http://www.computerhope.com/forum/i...

IF you need service pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

Depending on what point your computer is already at automatic updates (you will need them to be on.) should take over to get you service pack three.

If you are already up to date this should be the link for IE8
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

::mike


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#3
September 22, 2013 at 15:24:19
MS shouldn't have said "'Upgrade to Windows 7". Your hardware is most likely unsuitable. They just push out these message from a bag at times.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
September 22, 2013 at 18:01:45
Well, WinXP fell out of mainstream support years ago. The only surprise is that they didn't tell you to upgrade to Win8.

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September 22, 2013 at 20:02:53
✔ Best Answer
The best path is download Service Pack 3. You can go directly from Service Pack 1/1a to Service Pack 3; Service Pack 3 already contains all of the patches from Service Pack 2.

However, if you don't have Service Pack 1/1a you'll have to download that first; there is NO direct path from Windows XP RTM to Service Pack 3.

Explanation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972264

Windows XP Service Pack 1a Network Install (32-Bit) for IT Professionals

Microsoft was kind enough to delete the Service Pack 1 from their servers but you still download it from the Univeristy of Tennessee at Chattanooga:

Direct download: http://slug.ceca.utc.edu/ftp/pub/windows/patches/winxp/xpsp1_en_x86.exe

http://sdfox7.com

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#6
September 22, 2013 at 20:23:56
I just went from IE7 to IE8 on my XP clunker. There is a stand-alone file you can download to install IE8:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down...

Knowing MS I thought that was the installer file but it's not. It's only 16 meg but it expands and does a complete installation. However, I think you'll need at least SP2 in order to install it. At one time you could order SP2, SP3 and IE7 on cd from MS. I don't know if you still can but that's how I installed them on my computer. If it's possible to still order them then that's what you should do. You might take a look on ebay too and see if anyone is selling them. If you absolutely can't find those disks I suppose I can burn you copies and mail them.

Once you get IE8 installed there's a recommended cummulative security update--
IE8-WindowsXP-KB2618444-x86-ENU.exe--you should install. If it doesn't show on the IE8 download page you can google the file name and find the download site.


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