Official support for IE8
Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:58 AM
I am using an x64 version of Windows XP SP2 and I want to slipsltream the GERMAN x64 version of IE8 into my installation disc. I know there are a couple of update packs for IE8 around, but obviously there cannot be an update pack for every single language-architecture combination out there (I have not found a GERMAN x64 version yet).
And this is my question: is "official" support for IE8 planned for n-lite? Will a new version be released soon?
Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:40 PM
Posted 06 May 2009 - 03:55 PM
I've been working off and on toward a slipstreamed IE8 addon of my own for x64 English. It's not easy. I have sorted the 220+ files into new/existing and tinkered with update.inf a bit to see what I could accomplish. I have not been successful yet, but it has been a few days since my last attempt. I may return to it once again before my hunt for new updates for my update pack.
I can't guarantee that I'll ever finish a working addon, but I can assure you that I have been working on it.
EDIT [2009/05/09 06:50 UTC]: A test addon is currently working with RVMi. I'm not sure if a final version will be ready for Patch Tuesday's release window. Here's my "to do" list:
- Test with nLite.
- Clean up/streamline main INF.
- Find a way to deal with the following errors in SetupErr.log:
Error: Setup could not register the OLE Control %FILE% because of the following error: GetProcAddress returned error 127 (the specified procedure could not be found). ...such that %FILE% equals: %SystemRoot%\system32\mshtml.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\msrating.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\inseng.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\occache.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\webcheck.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\imgutil.dll %SystemRoot%\system32\pngfilt.dll %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\mshtml.dll %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\msrating.dll %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\inseng.dll %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\occache.dll %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\webcheck.dll %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\imgutil.dll %SystemRoot%\SysWOW64\pngfilt.dll
This post has been edited by 5eraph: 09 May 2009 - 12:58 AM
Posted 20 May 2009 - 03:24 PM
You can find IE.inf in your Windows source. It must be modified to show the proper version number when clicking "About Internet Explorer" in the Help menu of IE8. Please see the attached patch file for those changes.
Number of downloads: 21
I used CAB Tool to pack IE8.CAB—you'll need to replace all MUI files within, and the IEFrame.dll.mui files outside the CAB as well. Kelsenellenelvian posted an alternate CAB Tool download location if you don't have a tool like it already.
Posted 21 May 2009 - 04:43 AM
I figured that it is not possible at all to install any non-English IE8 on XP x64 as this version of Windoze XP is an English-only release. You'll always need to install MUI packs for language customizations.