tomasz86, on 04 May 2011 - 12:43 AM, said:
Before having installed this hotfix I tried to run the new explorer.exe file manually and it works, so it's not the explorer itself that causes this problem.
Thanks for testing it, tomasz86. My testing confirms that Explorer.exe itself is not the problem. It seems that Browseui.dll
(which, in WildBill's patch, is an IE6 file) is the culprit (or at least, partly responsible) on IE5-based systems. I installed all the appropriate files from the patch manually, using the Recovery Console, except
Browseui.dll. Explorer launched normally after Windows login. Even the animated CCleaner system tray icon appeared fine - not whitewashed!
WildBill, on 05 May 2011 - 10:47 PM, said:
What happens if you revert back to the old IE5 browseui after installing the patch? Really, though, because of all the files it updates it really does require the newer Explorer files. I don't see how it could work with IE5, which isn't secure anyway.
Having installed the patch manually (as above, leaving out your Browseui.dll 6.0.2800.2008 and keeping the existing IE5 Browseui.dll) I can see that some icons are indeed broken. But apart from this, so far, nothing else seems to be.
tomasz86, on 06 May 2011 - 03:39 AM, said:
(...) it would be useful to put a warning in the third post in case someone installs this hotfix on a machine with IE5 and Windows gets broken.
Agreed. I consider that 2479628 v4 is for IE6 only (sadly).
But having said that: after more testing, the patch still causes the whitewashed system tray icon issue for me on an IE6-based system. I haven't yet installed the patch without Browseui.dll on an IE6-based system to see how this effects the issue.
This post has been edited by bristols: 06 May 2011 - 08:13 AM