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Cannot Install the Vector Graphics Rendering Component When You Upgrade to Internet Explorer 6


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Symptoms

When you upgrade to Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you may receive an error message that states that the Vector Graphics Rendering (VML) component was not installed. The error message may be similar to the following:
Setup was unable to install all the components. Please close all applications and try running Setup again.

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Cause

This behavior may occur if an existing registry entry prevents Internet Explorer Setup from installing the Vector Graphics Rendering component.

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Resolution

To resolve this behavior, manually install the Vector Graphics Rendering component. To do so, follow these steps:

NOTE: Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Create a new folder on drive C that is named Vgx. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Start Microsoft Windows Explorer, and then click the (C:) drive.
    2. On the File menu, point to New, and then click Folder.
    3. Type vgx, and then press ENTER.
  2. Extract the contents of the Vgx.cab file to the C:\Vgx folder that you created in step 1.

    Note The Vgx.cab file is located on the Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer Service Pack 1 (SP1) CD-ROM or on a folder on your hard disk. For example, C:\Windows\Windows Update Setup Files.

    For additional information about how to extract compressed Windows files, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    129605 How to Extract Original Compressed Windows Files
    The C:\Vgx folder now contains the following three files:
    • Vgx.cat
    • Vgx.inf
    • Vgx.dll
  3. Register the Vgx.inf file that you extracted in step 2. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type the following line, and then click OK:
      rundll32.exe setupapi,InstallHinfSection DefaultInstall 132 c:\vgx\vgx.inf
  4. Verify that the registry entries for the Vector Graphics Rendering component are correct. To do so, follow these steps:

    WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
    3. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
      HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\ActiveSetup\InstalledComponents\{10072cec-11d1-986e-00a0c955b42f}
      Verify that the values in the right pane are similar to the following:
      (Default)          "Vector Graphics Rendering (VML)"
      ComponentID        "MSVML"
      IsInstalled        01 00 00 00
      KeyFileName        "C:\Vgx\Vgx.dll"
      Locale             "EN"
      Version            "6,0,2600,0000"
      							
    4. Quit Registry Editor.
Notes
  • The KeyFileName value may be different on your computer. Make sure that the entry contains a valid path to the Vgx.dll file on your hard disk. If the KeyFileName value does not exist, create it. To do so, follow these steps:
    1. Right-click the empty area of the right pane, point to New, and then click String Value.
    2. Type KeyFileName, and then press ENTER.
    3. Double-click the KeyFileName entry that you created in step 2.
    4. In the Edit String dialog box, type the path to the Vgx.dll file on your hard disk, and then click OK.
  • The Version value may be different depending on whether Internet Explorer 6 or Internet Explorer 6 SP1 is installed on your computer.

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More information

For additional information about the components that are installed when you install Internet Explorer 6, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
298624 Summary of Components That Are Installed When You Install Internet Explorer 6
For more information about how to download and install Internet Explorer 6, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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Keywords: KB329566, kbprb, kberrmsg

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Article Info
Article ID : 329566
Revision : 6
Created on : 11/5/2003
Published on : 11/5/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 304