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README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

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(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

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CONTENTS

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

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- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

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Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

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If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

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If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

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NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

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You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

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Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

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If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

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If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

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If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

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If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

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You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

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Back Button May Not Work Properly

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If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

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If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

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If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

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When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

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There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

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If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

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After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

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In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

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you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

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Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

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Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

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If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

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If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

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When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

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This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

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This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

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If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

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Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

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If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

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Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

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If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

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With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

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When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

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Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

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With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

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You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

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If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

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At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

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If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

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If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

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If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

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If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

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Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

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Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

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Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

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You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

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This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

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Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

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You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

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For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

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You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

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- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

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If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

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If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

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If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

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If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

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If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

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If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

From: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

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README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

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(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

From: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

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README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

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(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

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HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

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To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on windowFrom: "Frank & Christie Hodson" <hodson@moose.ncia.net>

To: <bugnet@bugnet.com>

Subject: Readme file for MSIE 4.0 PR1

Date sent: Mon, 7 Apr 1997 22:22:09 -0400

-----------------------------------------------------------

README for Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

April 5, l997

-----------------------------------------------------------


(c) Copyright Microsoft Corporation, 1997

This document provides complementary or late-breaking

information to supplement the documentation. You can also look

at the Microsoft(R) Web site for the latest information.

------------------------

HOW TO USE THIS DOCUMENT

------------------------

To view IE4.txt on screen in Notepad, maximize the Notepad

window.

To print IE4.txt, open it in Notepad or another word processor,

then use the Print command on the File menu.

****************************************************************

**

IMPORTANT NOTE: America Online, AT&T, CompuServe, and The

Microsoft Network online service clients are based on Internet

Explorer 3.0. Please be aware that when you install this

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, it will replace Internet

Explorer 3.0 on your computer. Backward compatibility has not

yet been fully tested for this Preview Release.

****************************************************************

**

CONTENTS

========

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

SETUP

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

Running on Windows NT

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

Uninstalling Personal Web Server Reinstalling Internet

Explorer 4.0 Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0 Installing

NetShow from the Add-on Page "Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box

Is Missing Information

KNOWN ISSUES

Back Button May Not Work Properly

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

Icons Might Not Be Visible

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work Some Controls Don't Print

Properly Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0 Quit

NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode "Send To"

Command Does Not Work Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display

Properties Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang Printing Using a PCL

Driver May Not Work Properly Server Redirection to HTTPS

Secured Site Causes Error Viewing Links from Within MSN Cannot

Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT Time Zones

Display Differently Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256

Colors Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls Cannot Open

Desktop Folder From Run Command Installed Backgrounds Become

Part of Active Desktop Switching Between Integrated Shell and

Browser-Only Modes ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha

Computers Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva

Computers Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page

Fault Error Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are

Moved

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

Freeloader: Running Freeloader HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog

Professional 3.0.19 IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel

Not Supported Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet

Explorer 4.0 Java: Working with Java Applets Lotus: Cannot

Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0 Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does

Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

Using America Online to Browse the Web

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

TASK SCHEDULER

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95

Computer Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle Differences Between

Windows 95 and Windows NT More Information

UPDATED DIALING RULES

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

HTML UPDATES

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

===================

To run Internet Explorer 4.0, your system must meet the

following minimum requirements:

- A 486 with a 66 Mhz processor

- For Windows 95: 8 MB of RAM

For Windows NT: 16 MB of RAM

- 50 MB of available hard-disk space

SETUP

=====

- WARNING: Do not install any previous version of Internet

Explorer over Internet Explorer 4.0 on Windows 95 (or later

versions of Windows). You might not be able to restart your

computer. If you need to install an earlier version of

Internet Explorer, you must uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0

first.

- You should always uninstall your current version of Internet

Explorer 4.0 before installing a newer build.

- Make sure you are connected to the Internet before you run

Setup.

- You must be running either Windows 95 or Windows NT version

4.0

before you install Internet Explorer 4.0.

- If your Windows installation is on drive C and you want to do

a

full install of Internet Explorer on drive D, you must have 50

MB of free disk space on the Windows drive. In addition, you

need approximately 21 MB of free disk space on the

installation drive (in this example, drive D). This is true

only if you are installing Internet Explorer immediately, not

downloading it for later installation.

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

Whether you choose to install over the network or to download

the installation files to your hard disk, the Setup files are

copied to your hard disk. For this Preview Release, this

function is by design, so you can reinstall more quickly if you

need to. If you want to reclaim the disk space, you can delete

the Internet Explorer 4.0 Setup folder from your hard disk.

Note that you cannot set up Internet Explorer 4.0 to run on a

network drive. In the future, the download-only option will

support downloading to a network drive, but not running from a

network drive.

Installing Over Internet Explorer 2.0

-------------------------------------

If you upgrade to Internet Explorer 4.0 directly from Internet

Explorer 2.0, you might see the following error message when you

try to install an add-on component: "Sitelist is not an object."

To work around this problem, you need to re-register some data

controls by carrying out the following steps:

1. Click the Start button, and then click Run.

2. For each of the following commands, type the command in the

text box, and then press ENTER:

regsvr32 tdc.ocx

regsvr32 msadco.dll

regsvr32 msr2c.dll

regsvr32 msador15.dll

regsvr32 msader10.dll

3. Connect to the Web page again and download the add-on

components

you want.

Installing on a Dual-Boot Computer

----------------------------------

If you are installing multiple instances of Internet Explorer,

you should install them to different drives or partitions.

Running on Windows NT

---------------------

NOTE: You must have administrative privileges to install and

uninstall this program on Windows NT. This includes having

administrative privileges the first time you start your

computer after installing or uninstalling.

You must restart your computer after installing Internet

Explorer 4.0. This is also true for some add-on components.

Uninstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

You can uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0 by carrying out the

following steps:

1. In Control Panel, click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

2. Double-click each Internet Explorer add-on program to

uninstall

it.

2. Double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 to uninstall it.

If you have installed multiple versions of Internet Explorer 4.0

on top of each other, uninstall is not supported.

Uninstall Does Not Return Your Computer to Its Previous State

-------------------------------------------------------------

Note that the following problems might occur when you uninstall

Internet Explorer 4.0:

- Registry entries will be left on your computer.

- It does not uninstall all components. You can uninstall

individual

components by using the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control

Panel.

- Some user settings are lost.

- Some files and shortcuts are left behind.

Uninstalling Personal Web Server

--------------------------------

If you need to uninstall Personal Web Server, carry out the

following procedure.

1. In Control Panel, click the Network icon.

2. In the list of installed network components, click Personal

Web

Server.

3. Click Remove, and then click OK.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0

----------------------------------

If you reinstall Internet Explorer over itself, you cannot

change browser modes during Setup. To change browser modes,

click the Add/Remove Programs icon in Control Panel, and then

add Shell Integration Mode.

Reinstalling Internet Explorer 3.0

----------------------------------

If for any reason you need to return to using version 3.0 of

Internet Explorer, carry out the following steps to make sure

that the Internet Connection Wizard will work properly:

1. Uninstall Internet Explorer 4.0.

2. Use the Find command on the Start menu to find and delete the

following files:

Inetcfg.dll

Icwdial.dll

Isign.dll

Icwphbk.dll

3. Uninstall and then reinstall Internet Explorer 3.0.

Installing NetShow from the Add-on Page

---------------------------------------

If you try to install Microsoft NetShow as a single component

from the add-on page, you will get an error message stating that

you haven't selected anything to install. This will be fixed in

a future release.

If you try to install NetShow with other components, an error

dialog box will open behind the browser window and it will

appear that your computer has stopped responding. To work around

this problem, minimize the browser window or click the "Version

conflict" item on the taskbar.

"Confirm File Replace" Dialog Box Is Missing Information

--------------------------------------------------------

You may see a "Confirm File Replace" dialog where the

specific file that needs to be replaced is not identified.

KNOWN ISSUES

============

Back Button May Not Work Properly

---------------------------------

If you click the Back button and the page does not work as

expected, try clicking the Refresh button. The page should now

work properly. This is a problem only with pages that use a

script, and it will be fixed in future releases.

Downloading a Second Time If Download Was Interrupted

-----------------------------------------------------

If you are downloading a file and you quit Internet Explorer

before the file has finished downloading, you will get an error

message. Before you download the file a second time, you must

remove the originally downloaded file from your cache. To do

this, you can do one of the following:

- If you know the name of the file you downloaded, open the

\Windows\Temporary Internet Files folder and delete the file.

- If you do not know the name of the file you downloaded, you

can

remove all the files from your cache, as follows:

1. In Internet Explorer, click the View menu, and then click

Options.

2. Click the Advanced tab, and then in the Temporary Internet

Files area, click Settings.

3. Click the Empty Folder button.

Icons Might Not Be Visible

--------------------------

If you disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins check

box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, then open

Control Panel or My Computer, you will not be able to see any

icons. To work around this problem, turn off Web view by

right-clicking the desktop, clicking Properties, and then

clicking Web View.

Microsoft Fax Causes Error When Mail Programs Are Closed

--------------------------------------------------------

When Microsoft Fax is installed, closing Outlook or Exchange

causes an invalid page fault.

PICS Support Is Not Yet Fully Functional

----------------------------------------

There are three known cases where PICS is not enforced:

- Background sound may be played before the PICS password is

entered.

- The PICS rating is not checked if the document is loaded from

a file using the file:// protocol.

- If you have security ratings enabled, then subscribe to a

rated

site from your Favorites list, the Active Screen Saver will

display the rated site (and all other subscribed sites). This

will be fixed in future releases.

Running the Internet Explorer 3.0 Script Debugger

-------------------------------------------------

If you have the Internet Explorer 3.0 script debugger installed,

do not upgrade to the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release. The

script debugger does not work under Internet Explorer 4.0.

Dial-up Connection May Not Work on First Try

--------------------------------------------

After you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release, if

the dial-up connection appears to continue dialing indefinitely,

restart your computer and then try the connection again.

Running NT 4.0 with Multiple Profiles

-------------------------------------

In this release, Internet Explorer 4.0 does not work properly on

computers running NT 4.0 with multiple profiles.

System Might Hang When Active Content Settings Are Disabled

----------------------------------------------------------- If

you want to disable the Enable ActiveX Controls And Plug-ins

check box on the Security tab in the Options dialog box, you

must first remove any ActiveX Controls, Java applets, or script

pages from the desktop. If you don't, your system will hang when

the desktop refreshes.

Some ActiveX Controls Don't Work

--------------------------------

Some ActiveX Controls might not work in the current build of

Internet Explorer 4.0. There is no known workaround for this

problem.

Some Controls Don't Print Properly

----------------------------------

Some controls, such as the MS Investor Ticker, do not print at

all.

Lock Icon Stays on Taskbar When Web Site is Unsecure

----------------------------------------------------

If you are on a secure Web site, then click a link to an

unsecure page on that site, a dialog box appears asking if you

are aware that the site will now contain mixed content. If you

answer Yes, the Lock icon stays on your taskbar, even though the

entire Web site is no longer secure. This will be fixed in a

future release.

Adding Content to the HTML Desktop on Windows NT 4.0

----------------------------------------------------

If you are running this Preview Release on Windows NT 4.0 and

you connect to the Internet by using a modem, you might

encounter application errors when you add content to the HTML

desktop. To avoid this problem, add your desktop objects, and

then click the Apply button before you click OK.

Quit NetMeeting to Switch to Shell Integration Mode

---------------------------------------------------

When you switch from browser-only to Shell Integration Mode, you

must quit NetMeeting (if it is running) when you are prompted to

close all running programs. Otherwise, the active desktop may

not work properly.

"Send To" Command Does Not Work

-------------------------------

This command does not work properly in Internet Explorer.

However, it does work properly in Windows Explorer.

Do Not Use ALT+ENTER to Display Properties

------------------------------------------

This keyboard shortcut does not work in this Preview Release.

Active Screen Saver Does Not Work with Windows NT

-------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 under Windows NT

and you click a link in the Active Screen Saver, the screen

saver closes but the browser does not open.

Some Printing May Cause System to Hang

--------------------------------------

Printing framesets, embedded Office documents, or links to CGI

scripts may cause Internet Explorer to stop responding.

Printing Using a PCL Driver May Not Work Properly

-------------------------------------------------

If you are using a PCL driver, and you try to print a document

that has a non-white background (for example, black), all

non-white text and images are not printed. To work around this

problem, turn off the Print Background Colors And Images option

before you print.

Server Redirection to HTTPS Secured Site Causes Error

-----------------------------------------------------

Some sites use a secured HTTPS connection for certain pages,

such as brokerage account-transaction pages. To gain access to

these secured sites, the user clicks a Log-on button on a

non-secured page, which links to an HTTP: address that appears

to be an executable. This executable in turn redirects to a

secured HTTPS: address.

When Internet Explorer 4.0 attempts to open the HTTP: address of

the executable, the following error message appears:

Internet Explorer cannot open the Internet site

http://www.xxxx.xxx. The requested item could not be located.

Viewing Links from Within MSN

-----------------------------

If you are trying to view Web links from within The Microsoft

Network, you must change the Options setting on the View menu to

Browse Folders Using A Separate Window For Each Folder. This

will be corrected in a future version.

Cannot Play QuickTime and MPEG Movies on Windows NT

---------------------------------------------------

With this release, you will not be able to play back QuickTime

and MPEG movies directly from the Internet on Windows NT 4.0,

but local playback of movie files from your hard disk should

function correctly. Playback from the Internet should work

correctly on Windows 95.

Time Zones Display Differently

------------------------------

When you use programs that use the java.util.Date class, note

that time zones are displayed differently when using Sun's JDK

and Java(TM) Support for Internet Explorer 3.0 or 4.0.

For the same entry, the displays would appear as follows:

Sun JDK:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 PST 1995

Java Support for Internet Explorer 3.0/4.0:

Wed Dec 20 08:57:00 Pacific Standard Time 1995

This issue will be addressed in a future release.

The Java Virtual Machine is based in part on the work of the

Independent JPEG Group.

Java is a trademark of Sun Microsystems.

Screen Might Flicker in Web View with 256 Colors

------------------------------------------------

Your screen might flicker if you are in Web view and your

monitor is set to display 256 colors. To work around

this problem, change the color setting, or click the View

menu and turn off Web view. This is a problem on only some

systems.

Problem With VB 5.0 ActiveX Controls

------------------------------------

With this release, if you are running Active Desktop and

you close a page containing a VB 5.0 ActiveX Control,

there will be a fault in Explorer, and the Active Desktop

will restart the next time you click an item on the

taskbar.

Cannot Open Desktop Folder from Run Command

-------------------------------------------

You can open the C:\Windows\Desktop folder only from Windows

Explorer or My Computer. If you try to open the Desktop folder

by using the Run command, it may not open until it has been

opened by using Windows Explorer or My Computer.

Installed Backgrounds Become Part of Active Desktop

---------------------------------------------------

If you install a program that changes your desktop background,

such as Microsoft Plus!, and then try to revert to the default

Active Desktop settings, the installed background remains on the

desktop.

Switching Between Integrated Shell and Browser-Only Modes

---------------------------------------------------------

At the end of Setup when you click OK after switching between

Integrated Shell Mode and Browser-Only Mode, you might see the

following error message: "Explorer caused a divide error in

module shell32.dll." You can close the error message, and then

press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart your computer. Internet Explorer

will work properly.

ActiveX Controls Do Not Work on DEC Alpha Computers

---------------------------------------------------

If you are using a DEC Alpha computer, note that ActiveX

Controls for Windows 95 and Windows NT do not work on this

system.

Running Internet Explorer 4.0 on IBM Aptiva Computers

-----------------------------------------------------

If you use an IBM Aptiva computer, and you turn on desktop Web

view after downloading Internet Explorer 4.0, the desktop

animation effects program that is shipped with IBM Aptiva

computers no longer works. When you hover over an animated icon,

the icon disappears from the desktop.

Closing Security Dialog Box Can Cause Invalid Page Fault Error

--------------------------------------------------------------

If you try to open an unknown file type in Internet Explorer,

you will see the following message: "Internet Explorer is

opening file of unknown type: <filename> from <drive>. What

would you like to do with this file?..." If you close the

browser window and then cancel the security message, you will

get an invalid page fault error. This will be fixed in a future

release.

Active Desktop Is Turned Off If Desktop Files Are Moved

-------------------------------------------------------

If you move, rename, or delete a file in use as an HTML

background or desktop object, the Active Desktop is

automatically turned off. This is because the Active Desktop is

looking for a file that it cannot find. To turn the Active

Desktop back on, carry out the following steps:

1. Right-click the desktop, and then click Active Desktop to

remove

the check mark.

2. Press F5 to refresh the desktop.

3. To restart the Active Desktop, right-click the desktop, click

Properties, click the Desktop tab, and then select one or

both of the Active Desktop settings.

4. Before you click OK, make sure you edit the path to the

desktop

object or HTML background file that was moved, renamed, or

deleted so that the path points to the current location of

the file; otherwise, the Active Desktop will be turned off

again.

APPLICATION COMPATIBILITY

=========================

Adobe Acrobat: Using Internet Explorer 4.0 with

Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0

-----------------------------------------------

Using the Adobe Acrobat .pdf viewer in Internet Explorer 4.0 may

not work. The control or plug-in will be created, but the

content will not download.

Also, if security ratings are turned on in Internet

Explorer 4.0, you cannot view .pdf files in the browser.

CleanSweep: Do Not Install CleanSweep 3.0 with

Internet Explorer 4.0

-----------------------------------------------

Installing CleanSweep 3.0 after you install the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release is not recommended. CleanSweep

replaces some vital system files and causes Internet Explorer

not to work properly.

If you must install CleanSweep, carry out the following steps:

1. Find and make back-up copies of the following files:

- Urlmon.dll

- Wininet.dll

2. Install CleanSweep, and then restart your computer.

3. Start Internet Explorer 4.0.

4. If Internet Explorer 4.0 is not working properly, restart

your computer in MS-DOS mode.

5. Replace the existing Urlmon.dll and Wininet.dll files with

the back-up copies you made in step 1.

6. Type WIN at the command prompt to restart Windows, then

start Internet Explorer.

Or, if you have already installed CleanSweep, you can try

uninstalling and then reinstalling Internet Explorer 4.0.

Corel: Running Corel Office 7 Version 7.1.9

-------------------------------------------

You cannot save a file to a UNC path from WordPerfect,

QuatroPro, or Presentations. This issue does not exist in

Corel Office 7 version 7.0.0.

CyberMedia: CyberMedia Oil Change Displays Incorrect Version

------------------------------------------------------------

This program incorrectly identifies Internet Explorer 4.0 as

Internet Explorer version 3.0.

Freeloader: Running Freeloader

------------------------------

Freeloader 2.5 does not work with the Internet Explorer 4.0

Preview Release. Freeloader 2.0 displays an error message when

you start the program, then it loads Internet Explorer and runs

properly.

HotDog: Cannot Run HotDog Professional 3.0.19

---------------------------------------------

You cannot use Internet Explorer 4.0 as the internal viewer for

HotDog Professional v3.0.19. You will get an OLE automation

error when you try to preview documents.

IntelliMouse: Microsoft IntelliMouse Wheel Not Supported

--------------------------------------------------------

For this Preview Release, support for the IntelliMouse wheel is

not available.

Intuit: Using Intuit Products with Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------------------------------

You will not be able to configure Internet Explorer 4.0 to run

with Intuit products, such as Quicken Financial Suite, Quicken,

TurboTax 96, and Quickbooks. When you run any of these programs,

you will need to use the Netscape browser that is installed with

the product.

Java: Working with Java Applets

--------------------------------

- When you print a Web page that contains a Java applet, the

contents of the applet will not print.

- Java Wireframe does not install properly with the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

- Java applets sometimes write over the scroll bar and screen

area.

Lotus: Cannot Uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0

---------------------------------------

If you install Lotus Notes 4.0, you will get the following error

message: "Unable to create uninstall icon in program group." You

will not be able to uninstall Lotus Notes 4.0.

Microsoft Plus! Active Desktop Does Not

Use MS Plus! Theme Wallpaper

---------------------------------------

If you are running Microsoft Plus! and you choose a desktop

theme, the Internet Explorer Active Desktop does not use the

theme's wallpaper. It uses the colors supplied by Plus! for the

windows, but the wallpaper remains the default background for

Windows 95. In Display properties, the wallpaper setting

indicates that Plus! is being used.

MSN: Dialing Does Not Work Properly in MSN

------------------------------------------

If you install the Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

on a system already running The Microsoft Network, dialing will

not work properly. To work around this problem, uninstall and

then reinstall The Microsoft Network after you install the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release.

MSN: MSN Displays Inappropriate Sign-Out Dialog Box

---------------------------------------------------

If you are running Internet Explorer 4.0 in multiple browser

windows and you close one of the windows, MSN displays a dialog

box asking if you want to sign out, even though you still have

other browser windows active. To keep your MSN session running,

just answer that you do not want to sign out.

NetAttache Pro: "Add Browser Page" Command Does Not

Work Properly in NetAttache Pro Newsgroups

---------------------------------------------------

If you click Add Browser Page while any folder is open,

Internet Explorer adds that folder, rather than just the

Web address, to one of the NetAttache Pro newsgroups.

Netscape: Netscape Navigator Plug-ins Might Not Work

----------------------------------------------------

Some Netscape Navigator plug-ins might not install correctly if

Netscape is not present. Internet Explorer 4.0 supports Netscape

Navigator plug-ins, but some plug-ins rely on finding the

Netscape executable file (Netscape.exe) or locating Netscape-

specific entries in the registry. The following are examples of

plug-ins that might not install correctly:

- Astound Web Player (http://www.golddisk.com/awp/index.html) -

Corel CMX Viewer (http://www.corel.com/corelcmx/) - SoftSource

DWG/DXF (http://www.softsource.com) - Autodesk Whip

(http://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/whip/readme.htm)

Microsoft is working with the vendors to correct this issue. In

the meantime, you can work around this issue in several ways:

1. Contact the plug-in vendor to see if an ActiveX control

version is available for the plug-in. If Internet Explorer

encounters an <EMBED> tag for which no Netscape plug-in is

present, it searches for and uses an appropriate ActiveX

control if one is installed.

2. Some companies offer their plug-ins as stand-alone .dll

files (instead of as auto-installation .exe files). You can

download and copy these .dll files directly to the Internet

Explorer plug-ins folder--usually at the following location:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Internet\Plugins

3. Keep Netscape Navigator installed on your computer until

you have downloaded and installed all the plug-ins you want

to use.

Netscape: Running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2

-----------------------------------------------

If you are running Netscape Communicator 4.0 PR2 (Professional

Edition), you connect to the Internet through a proxy server,

and your system does not have an earlier version of Internet

Explorer or Netscape, Active Setup will not be able to download

information about available installation sites. To work around

this problem, download Internet Explorer 4.0 as a single self-

extracting file, and then run Active Setup locally.

Norton: Scrollbars Overlap in Norton System Genie

-------------------------------------------------

After you install Internet Explorer 4.0, Norton System Genie

acquires additional scrollbars which, depending on window

position and size, will overlap.

Norton: Running Norton Utilities 2.0

------------------------------------

Norton Utilities version 2.0 is not compatible with the

Internet Explorer 4.0 Recycle Bin because of new features

that have been added to Internet Explorer.

PowerDesk95: Cannot Successfully Uninstall PowerDesk95

------------------------------------------------------

If you try to uninstall PowerDesk95, you will see the error

message "Error Deleting File." The files are not successfully

removed.

Procomm: Using the Procomm Plus 95 Web Browser

----------------------------------------------

If you are using this program, you will not be able to view an

HTML source file.

In addition, you cannot display the Internet properties dialog

box by clicking Setup and then clicking Browser Properties in

Procomm Plus 95. To view these properties, you must open Control

Panel, and then click the Internet icon.

Visual J++: Error Message Occurs in MS Visual J++

Developer Studio

--------------------------------------------------

When you are debugging a Java applet that was created in

Microsoft Visual J++ Developer Studio, you will see the

following error message: "The browser or interpreter you

specified has exited without running your program."

However, Internet Explorer will then run the Java applet

properly. Note that browsers and interpreters other than

Internet Explorer and Jview might not support Visual J++

debugging.

Visual J++: Using Visual J++ with

Internet Explorer 4.0 Preview Release

-------------------------------------

If you use Visual J++, you should install only the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Suite. Do not select Integrated Shell Mode during

installation. The Visual J++ debugger will not function if

Integrated Shell Mode is selected. This issue will be addressed

in a later release of Internet Explorer 4.0.

WebCommander: Running WebCommander

----------------------------------

If you run WebCommander, it installs Internet Explorer 2.0 by

default. If you are also running Internet Explorer 4.0, note

that WebCommander places shortcuts to Internet Explorer 2.0 on

the desktop that look like shortcuts to Internet Explorer 4.0.

WebEx: Running Traveling Software WebEx version 1.03

----------------------------------------------------

This program does not detect Internet Explorer 4.0. This issue

has been resolved in WebEx version 2.0 (Beta).

WebSurfer: Running NetManage WebSurfer version 4.5.2

----------------------------------------------------

Version 4.5.2 of WebSurfer is not compatible with Internet

Explorer 4.0. This problem does not exist with WebSurfer 5.0.

Web Weaver: "Save" and "Save As" Commands

Generate an Error in Web Weaver 97

-----------------------------------------

If you have a document open in Web Weaver 97, and then you use

the Save or Save As command, a page fault error occurs.

ZooWorks: Installing ZooWorks

-----------------------------

If you are installing ZooWorks and setup displays a dialog box

asking you to quit Internet Explorer, just turn off Web View in

Internet Explorer. To turn off Web View, right-click the

desktop, and then click Web View to remove the check mark. Setup

can then continue.

USING AMERICA ONLINE WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 4.0

===============================================

Installing Internet Explorer 4.0

--------------------------------

To install Internet Explorer 4.0, make sure you choose the

option to "Save It To Disk," which saves the installation files

to your hard disk. You can then install Internet Explorer 4.0

from your hard disk, which is much quicker than downloading it

over the Internet.

Using America Online to Browse the Web

--------------------------------------

This section pertains to you if you have installed America

Online 3.0 for Windows 95 and you use America Online to browse

the Web.

If you use AOL to browse the Internet, and you have the Internet

Explorer 4.0 Preview Release installed, you might get an error

message or experience some difficulty browsing the Internet. If

this happens, just dial AOL again and restart the session.

Using Internet Explorer 4.0 Information Delivery

------------------------------------------------

Internet Explorer 4.0 information delivery to the desktop

("subscriptions") does not work for AOL customers in this

Preview Release.

COMPATIBILITY WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 3.0

========================================

The following Internet Explorer 3.0 features will be supported

in a future release of Internet Explorer 4.0:

* Active accessibility and high-contrast mode

* Microsoft IntelliMouse support

* On context menus, a Save As command for links

* Text-only mode for image maps

* Undo command in text boxes and text areas

* ISINDEX printing

* Full rendering of objects

* Proper pagination

* Complete support for printing tables

* Style sheets:

- @import

- Font leading

- Bg-position CSS attribute for HTML, BODY, TABLE, TD, TH,

and CAPTION tags

* PICS ratings for pages loaded from files (PICS ratings already

work for pages loaded from URLs)

OVERVIEW OF THE CACHE STRUCTURE

===============================

With the latest release of Internet Explorer and the Internet

SDK, it is expected that many different programs will take

advantage of the caching support provided. This means that there

could be thousands of URLs downloaded and kept in the cache.

Having thousands of URLs cached into a single directory causes

performance to degrade on computers running Windows 95, which

uses the FAT file system. There are two primary reasons:

- There is a linear search algorithm in FAT to look up a

directory

entry.

- The in-memory structure of the directory entry caching used by

FAT does not work by directory but by individual file, causing

it to access the disk more often.

This is the main reason there are multiple directories in the

cache. Internet Explorer directs each URL into one of the

multiple directories (buckets), where the downloaded data is

kept in the form of a file. An index entry is created in the

index file(s) in that directory.

For more information about caching or how to use Internet

Explorer, click the Help menu in Internet Explorer.

USING A LOCAL AREA NETWORK PROXY OR FIREWALL

============================================

If you want to use a proxy or firewall to protect your local

area network from being accessed by others on the Internet,

carry out the following steps, which set up your computer to

gain access to the Internet through a firewall:

1. Run the Internet Connection Wizard:

- Click the Start button, point to Programs, and then point

to

Accessories.

- Point to Internet Tools, and then click Get On The

Internet.

2. Configure your computer to connect to the Internet by using

TCP/IP on your local area network.

3. When you are prompted for the gateway address, type the

address supplied by your network administrator only if your

organization uses gateways for routing information over the

network.

NOTE: The gateway computer is not the same as the proxy or

firewall computer that protects your local area network

from the Internet, so do not type your proxy or

firewall address here.

4. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click

Control Panel.

5. Double-click the Internet icon, and then click the Connection

tab.

6. In the Proxy area, select the Connect To The Internet Through

A Proxy Server check box.

7. Click Change Proxy Settings.

8. In the first text box, type the HTTP server address for the

computer you want to use as the proxy server. In the second

text box, type the port number. The following is an example

of a proxy server and port number:

http://myproxy.mycompany.com:80

In this example, you would type http://myproxy.mycompany.com

in the first text box, and 80 in the second text box.

You can use a different proxy for different types of

addresses. However, if you want to use the same proxy for all

types of addresses, make sure you select the Use Same Proxy

Server For All Addresses check box.

9. In the Exceptions area, click in the text box, and then type

the

names of the computers, domains, and ports on the Internet

that, when accessed, will not go through the proxy server.

Separate each item you type with a semicolon (;). If you do

not know what to type here, see your network administrator.

If you do not want to use the proxy for local addresses, make

sure you select the Do Not Use Proxy For Local (Intranet)

Addresses check box. Local addresses are defined as those

where the server name does not contain a period (.). For

example:

http://internalweb/ is a local address.

http://www.microsoft.com/ is not a local address.

For Help on these items, click the ? in the title bar, and

then click the item.

10. When you have finished changing settings, click OK.

11. Click OK again to close the Internet properties in Control

Panel.

If you are running Internet Explorer, you need to restart

your computer so that the new proxy settings can take

effect.

This release of Internet Explorer does not support Auto-Proxy.

Support for this feature will be added for the beta 2 release.

Using the Novell NetWare 32-bit Client

--------------------------------------

If you are using the Novell NetWare 32-bit client with Windows

95, add the following registry entry to your system:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings

DontUseDNSLoadBalancing = (REG_DWORD) 1

This setting will ensure correct usage of proxy servers with

Internet Explorer on your network. This is will be fixed in

future updates.

Auto-Proxy Configuration Does Not Work Properly

-----------------------------------------------

If you try to use Auto-Proxy configuration, you will get an

error message, which you can ignore. You can avoid this problem

by not entering any information in the Automatic Configuration

dialog box on the Connection tab in Internet Properties.

Or, you can delete the following registry tree:

HKEY_Classes_root/Autoproxytypes

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH SOCKS PROXY SERVERS

================================================

If you are setting up Internet Explorer with a Socks proxy

server, you must set it up separately from other proxy

information (for example, HTTP, FTP, or Gopher). In most cases,

this means that all other proxy fields should be left blank and

the Socks field should contain the address of your Socks proxy

server. The only exception is when you are using a Socks proxy

and a different proxy (for example, HTTP) on the same

connection. If you are having trouble, please contact your

network administrator for information about Socks and proxy

servers.

USING PROGRESSIVE NETWORKS' REALAUDIO SUPPORT

=============================================

Microsoft Internet Explorer includes support for Progressive

Networks' RealAudio. This enables you to listen to audio files

in real time over a dial-up modem or direct-network Internet

connection. To use RealAudio, you must have a Windows

95-supported sound card installed in your computer. RealAudio

works best on 486/33 or faster processors.

To try RealAudio, connect to http://www.realaudio.com.

NOTE: RealAudio will not work if your connection is routed

through

a proxy or firewall.

USING INTERNET EXPLORER WITH VIRTUAL MEMORY

===========================================

Internet Explorer requires you to use virtual memory in order to

run properly. To make sure you are using virtual memory:

1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click

Control Panel.

2. Click the System icon, and then click the Performance tab.

3. Click Virtual Memory.

4. If you are specifying virtual memory settings, clear the

Disable Virtual Memory check box. If this check box is

selected, Internet Explorer will not run.

TIP: You can set Windows to manage virtual memory for you by

selecting the Let Windows Manage My Virtual Memory check

box.

TASK SCHEDULER

==============

Microsoft Task Scheduler helps you automate routine tasks for

your computer.

The new Task Scheduler replaces System Agent on Windows 95

computers, which was included in Microsoft Plus!, and the

Windows NT AT service. If you have Microsoft Plus! installed,

your existing tasks will be upgraded to the new format. Existing

AT tasks on Windows NT will also be upgraded.

If you have scheduled tasks to run, make sure that the Task

Scheduler service is started by carrying out the following

steps:

1. Open the Scheduled Tasks folder.

2. Click the Advanced menu, and then click Start Service.

Remotely Managing Tasks on Windows NT from a Windows 95 Computer

----------------------------------------------------------------

If you want to use Task Scheduler to manage scheduled tasks on

Windows NT from a Windows 95 client computer, you must install

some additional networking components on your Windows 95

computer. These components allow Windows 95-to-Windows NT

registry access. For more information, see the section on

networking and the registry in the Windows 95 setup

documentation.

Icon Doesn't Appear on Taskbar in Windows NT

--------------------------------------------

If you are running Scheduling Agent with Windows NT, an icon

does not appear on the taskbar as it does when you are running

it with Windows 95. This will be fixed in a future release.

Executing Tasks When the Computer Is Idle

-----------------------------------------

If you used a computer running Windows 95 to schedule a task,

and you set the start time to run when the computer has been

idle for a specified period, the setting is ignored by computers

running Windows NT. However, the setting is preserved if the

task is again run on a computer running Windows 95.

Differences Between Windows 95 and Windows NT

---------------------------------------------

Because these operating systems are different, you will see the

following differences in functionality:

Windows 95 supports:

- Power management

Windows NT supports:

- Task security via the NTFS file system

More Information

----------------

The Task Scheduler Help files are integrated with the system

Help files. If you want to display only Task Scheduler Help,

carry out the following steps:

1. On the Start menu, click Run.

2. Type the path to the Task Scheduler Help file, Mstask.hlp.

For

example, you might type:

C:\Windows\Help\Mstask.hlp

If you don't know the path to the Mstask.hlp file, you can

use the Find command on the Start menu to locate it.

UPDATED DIALING RULES

=====================

This release includes updated dialing rules for local, long-

distance, and international calls in several countries. These

updates (1) correct problems in the original release of Windows

95 and (2) implement new dialing rules for countries that have

changed their dialing rules since the original release of

Windows 95.

During Setup, the updated rules are automatically inserted into

the [CountryOverrides] section of the Telephon.ini file in the

Windows directory.

New Dialing Rules Not Yet in Effect

-----------------------------------

The update includes dialing rule changes for France, Finland,

and Colombia. However, some of these new dialing procedures have

not yet actually gone into effect in these countries. (The

France and Finland changes go into effect in October 1996). The

changes are included now in anticipation of these future

changes, because by the time the Spanish, French, and Finnish

versions of Internet Explorer 4.0 are released, the changes will

have gone into effect.

Reverting to Current Dialing Rules

----------------------------------

If you will be testing Internet Explorer 4.0 in France, Finland,

or Colombia before the new dialing procedures are in effect, you

need to use Notepad (or another text editor) to modify your

Telephon.ini file. To do this, carry out the following steps:

1. Make a backup copy of your Telephon.ini file (for example,

Telephon.sav).

2. Open the Telephon.ini file in Notepad (or another text

editor). 3. In the [CountryOverrides] section, comment out the

line that

corresponds to the country for which you want to revert to

the existing dialing procedures. To do this, insert a

semicolon (;) at the beginning of the line.

For example, to revert to the current rules for France,

insert a semicolon at the beginning of the line that starts

with "Country33=" so that it becomes ";Country33=33".

4. Restart your computer.

When the change does go into effect, you can easily enable the

new dialing rules by reopening the Telephon.ini file in Notepad

and deleting the semicolon.

SOME PROPERTY NAMES TO CHANGE

=============================

Note that the names of the following properties will change

soon:

- retval

- args

HTML UPDATES

============

The following HTML tags have been changed:

- A <FRAMESET> tag must split rows or columns or both. If a

<FRAMESET> tag is encountered that splits neither rows nor

columns, the begin tag will be ignored but the end tag

</FRAMESET> will not be ignored.

- A <BODY> tag (or other text or tags which force a BODY)

should not appear before a <FRAMESET> tag. If a BODY tag does

precede the FRAMESET, the contents of the FRAMESET are

discarded.

- A <SCRIPT> tag on a <FRAMESET> page must appear in the

<HEAD>.


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