Registry Keys Available to Enable Outlook Express PlugUI Components in Internet Explorer 5.01 SP2

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IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
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SYMPTOMS

After you install Internet Explorer 5.01 Service Pack 2 (SP2), the Microsoft Outlook Express Pluggable UI or PlugUI components no longer work.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Outlook Express (OE) version number changed from 5.50.4133.2400 to 5.50.4522.1200. Because there is no resource change, the PlugUI version remains 5.50.4133.2400. Therefore, localized resource files cannot be loaded because the version compare fails (MLLoadLibrary).

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
260910 How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Start Registry Editor.
  2. Locate and click the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\International
  3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry values:
    Value name: msimn.exe
    Data type: REG_SZ
    String: 5.50.4130.0100-5.50.4699.9999
    Value name: wab.exe
    Data type: REG_SZ
    String: 5.50.4130.0100-5.50.4699.9999
  4. Quit Registry Editor.
  5. If you apply Windows 2000 SP2 to a Windows 2000 computer, these entries are added to the registry.

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Article ID: 290791 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01
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