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By Kevin Anderson ·
I would like to install the Active Desktop Functionality from IE4 onto my 95 PC, however all I can find now is IE5.

How do I get the Active Desktop stuff working after installing IE5.5?

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by mmccaskill69 In reply to Active Desktop.

The Active Desktop components are contained in a cab file named IE4SHLNT.CAB on
the IE 4 CD-ROM. Try the following:
1. Extract all files in a temporary folder.
2. Right click on the IE4SHELL.INF and choose "install" option.
NOTE: If you recieve the error message "the file wallpaper couldn't be found",
answer with "skip", do not cancel the installation.
3. When the installation is completed, reboot. 4. When the desktop comes up after
the reboot, the "Start" button will not work. Open My Computer |Control
Panel|Software and choose the entry "Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 and
Internet tools". Click "Add/Remove", choose the "repair" option and click "OK".
5. After rebooting the machine, register webvw.dll by clicking Start|Run andtyping "regsvr32.exe webvw.dll" and press enter.

MM

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by dmiles In reply to Active Desktop.

Go to Start>Settings>Control Panel-double click the Add/Remove Programs icon,click IE5 and Internet Tools,then click Add/Remove programs button,Then click Restore previous version of Internet Explorer and then click OK.Restart your computer
Return to Add/Remove Programs after restart,click on Internet Explorer 4,then click Add/Remove button
Click Add Windows Desktop Update from Web Site,after restarting your computer you can reinstall IE5.
Reference Start>Help> In index box tpye active desktop.

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