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upgrading ie " windows could not upgrade the file 1% from 2% "

by dealerrep / December 6, 2003 7:09 PM PST

Problem seems to have always exsisted , however, it has never been an issue. Most recently, on IE, I received an error message refering to an error occurring in Mshtml.dll. One of the remedies was to update IE however when i try to, during the load up process the " windows could not.... yada yada yada 2%" .

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Re:upgrading ie Additional information
by dealerrep / December 6, 2003 9:27 PM PST

I am running Windows ME . on a Emachine p4, i do not have the wininiti.ini file.. i searched " DIR WIN*.INI/A i have a " win.ini " a " winhelp.ini " and a "winmine.ini"

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Re:upgrading ie
by Papa Echo / December 6, 2003 9:37 PM PST

" CAN ANYONE HELP"= probably not unless you provide more information, like the version of IE, exact error message, what you were doing when you received the error, what programs/apps were opened, etc.

However, I have done some fishing for you. Is this the message-EXPLORER caused an invalid page fault in MSHTML.DLL. Iexplore ... dll. "Windows
could not update the file %1 from %2" when restarting IE. IEXPLORE
... ? If so, as a first step, check your machine for viruses and other parasites.

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For your research.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 6, 2003 10:51 PM PST
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by B67S17 / March 10, 2005 9:08 PM PST

Windows cannot upgrade files %1 from %2

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Check this
by Blue_Zee / March 11, 2005 12:26 AM PST

Make sure you can see all files and folders:

Go to My Computer - Tools - Folder Options - View:
- Select "Show hidden files and folders", click Apply - OK

Now check in C:\Windows\Inf for files called oemXX.inf of 0kb (zero) size, where XX are numbers.

If you find them, they could literally be thousands and you need to delete them all (the 0kb "ZERO" size).

Restart and retry the install.


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