Internet Explorer 8 MUI Pack for Windows XP and above

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Internet Explorer 8 MUI Pack for Windows XP and above

Post by Oron123 » Fri May 15, 2009 8:26 pm

There ya go.
This is for anyone who search for it.
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Post by beats » Sat May 16, 2009 5:54 am

Thanks for the heads up. Was about time Microsoft released them to the public. ;)

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Post by minutka15 » Mon May 18, 2009 2:06 am

Need some help.
I would like to use only French MUI for IE8, but size 32 mega is too big to be integrate in windows xp.
I unpacked MUIIE8 and there are lot of files.
Can anybody explane steep by steep how do i make sfx archive with french mui only?
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Post by beats » Mon May 18, 2009 4:22 am

I run this batch from a rar SFX. Copy all French MUI files to a directory, and run the batch below from there.

Don't forget to substitude nl-nl and 413 with their French counterparts.

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@ECHO OFF
TITLE Dutch MUI for Internet Explorer 8
ECHO.
ECHO Installing MUI files...

MD "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\nl-nl\"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\Help\MUI\413\"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\inf\iem\413\"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\nl-nl\"

MOVE /Y "hmmapi.dll.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\nl-nl\."
MOVE /Y "iedw.exe.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\nl-nl\."
MOVE /Y "iexplore.exe.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\nl-nl\."

MOVE /Y "*.chm" "%SYSTEMROOT%\Help\MUI\413\."
MOVE /Y "*.iem" "%SYSTEMROOT%\inf\iem\413\."
MOVE /Y "*.mui" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\nl-nl\."

EXIT

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Post by minutka15 » Mon May 18, 2009 4:52 am

Thank you for quick answer.
So, i have unpacked MUIIE8.EXE but wich folders exactly i will need to make French mui?
also there are 3 folders
Image
1.update
2.spmsg.dll
3.spuninst.exe
Will they need?

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Post by beats » Mon May 18, 2009 6:02 am

No need for them. You'll only need the files in the folder fra.

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Post by minutka15 » Mon May 18, 2009 7:29 am

ok!
I just made SFX archiv and used with your batch file, but nothing changes from internet explorer 8.

Can you explane me please, what it means (Don't forget to substitude nl-nl and 413 with their French counterparts.)? where and how i must make this changes?
Maybe i did something wrong?

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Post by beats » Mon May 18, 2009 8:05 am

Well, substitude means renaming 413 and nl-nl to French locale IDs. Thus, 413 should be renamed to 40c and nl-nl to fr-fr in the batch file.

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Post by minutka15 » Mon May 18, 2009 9:36 am

Thank you very mutch!! It's work!!
Now my French MUI (WinRar SFX) about 1.5 mega size!
Thank you my Friend!
I wish you all the best!
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Post by beats » Mon May 18, 2009 10:01 am

Nice to hear you got it working. ;)

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Post by mozgoder » Mon May 18, 2009 1:11 pm

beats wrote:Nice to hear you got it working. ;)
Thank you for this little manual :)
I have SFX archive with:

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Setup=muisetup.exe /i 0419 /d 0419 /l /f /r /s
Setup=wmp11setup_muirus.exe /Q
Setup=regedit /s  mui_rus.reg
TempMode="Сейчас будет произведена установка MUI. Параметры вступят в силу после перезагруки. Продолжить?","Внимание !"
Silent=1
Overwrite=1
How I can add your command for silent install?
How will be all SFX commentary?

P.S. Sorry for my English

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Post by beats » Mon May 18, 2009 2:28 pm

Save this as install.cmd

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@ECHO OFF
TITLE Russian MUI for Internet Explorer 8
ECHO.
ECHO Installing MUI files...

MD "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ru-ru"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\Help\MUI\419"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\inf\iem\419"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\ru-ru"

MOVE /Y "hmmapi.dll.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ru-ru\."
MOVE /Y "iedw.exe.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ru-ru\."
MOVE /Y "iexplore.exe.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ru-ru\."

MOVE /Y "*.chm" "%SYSTEMROOT%\Help\MUI\419\."
MOVE /Y "*.iem" "%SYSTEMROOT%\inf\iem\419\."
MOVE /Y "*.mui" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\ru-ru\."

EXIT 
Download IE8 MUI, extract it with 7Zip or WinRAR.
Copy all files from the rus folder + install.cmd to the root of your SFX archive.
Add the line "Setup=install.cmd" below the line "Setup=regedit /s mui_rus.reg".
That's it. ;)

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Post by mozgoder » Tue May 19, 2009 2:39 am

beats wrote:Save this as install.cmd
That's it. ;)
Thank you very much ;)

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Post by Oron123 » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:56 pm

Edited the thread's title; Microsoft released language packs for Vista and Server 2008.
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Post by SymSpaceT » Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:33 pm

Hello folks,

For us beginners, what is this thread about? I suspect it is about the selective install of the IE8 language interface pack, i.e creating an sfx archive of the respective language files (it seems from the batch file that the installation is simply copying the files into their respective directories).

Now is it possible to integrate this into the WinXP installation source (into which IE* has been integrated) as an "addon" of some sort?

Thanks.

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Post by beats » Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:09 am

Yes, this method only installs the language you want. And yes, it's possible to "integrate" it into a WinXP installation. The resulting SFX can be installed from SVCPACK, CMDLINES.TXT and/or (Gui)RunOnce(Ex). Whatever you prefer. ;)

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WinXP setup installation at cmdlines.txt

Post by SymSpaceT » Fri Jul 24, 2009 8:37 am

Hello Beats,

Thanks for the answer. Then let's start doing the cmdlines.txt method.
Note: I am not a programmer, I will be using simple language and detailed descriptions here.

Steps:

1. Creating the SFX archive
After grabbing the language folder(s) and the installation script you provided with appropriate language code substitutions, I run winrar and select SFX. n the "Advanced" tab under "SFX options" I enter the batch script's name under "Run after extraction". I create the archive. This will run as a switchless installer.

Questions:
- Is this correct?
- What does the /Y switch do in the script?


2. I then issue the appropriate command in cmdlines.txt with the silent switch for Winrar sfx. Correct?
Question:
- Since this is for Windows setup installation, it has to be silent. I think both the script and the Winrar extraction displays something, How do I "silence" these?



+1: Do you happen to know why the "Update" folder and the other files outside the language files are not necessary?


Thanks!
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More files

Post by SymSpaceT » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:40 am

Hi all,

More questions:

1. There are a LOT more files in a language folder than what is copied by the script. What happens to them?

2. A language folder I am using (Italian) does NOT contain one of the files listed to be copied, namely iedw.exe.mui
Isn't that a problem?
In fact, I just looked and the Russian folder does not contain it either.

SST

EDIT: I just noticed that the folder created in system32 contains a lot of files. Sorry, my mistake, I overlooked the wildcard in the script.
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Locale IDs

Post by SymSpaceT » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:45 am

Another question, on language IDs:

The referenced link in one of the earlier posts does have the list of numeric codes for the languages, but no hint on these *-* directory names (like ru-ru). One might think that it is the name (twice) from the extracted complete installer, but it is not, for example the Russian folder is named rus over there.

SST

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Re: WinXP setup installation at cmdlines.txt

Post by beats » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:09 pm

SymSpaceT wrote: 1. Creating the SFX archive
After grabbing the language folder(s) and the installation script you provided with appropriate language code substitutions, I run winrar and select SFX. n the "Advanced" tab under "SFX options" I enter the batch script's name under "Run after extraction". I create the archive. This will run as a switchless installer.

Questions:
- Is this correct?
- What does the /Y switch do in the script?
- That is correct.
- The /Y switch prevents the "Do you want to overwrite this file Yes/No" prompt.
2. I then issue the appropriate command in cmdlines.txt with the silent switch for Winrar sfx. Correct?
Question:
- Since this is for Windows setup installation, it has to be silent. I think both the script and the Winrar extraction displays something, How do I "silence" these?
Add the following line to the SFX options: Silent=2 if you want to see what's going on, or Silent=1 if you don't want any output at all.
+1: Do you happen to know why the "Update" folder and the other files outside the language files are not necessary?
The "Update" folder contains Microsoft's update.exe, that installs all languages, which you don't want/need that for this SFX. ;)
SymSpaceT wrote:Another question, on language IDs:

The referenced link in one of the earlier posts does have the list of numeric codes for the languages, but no hint on these *-* directory names (like ru-ru). One might think that it is the name (twice) from the extracted complete installer, but it is not, for example the Russian folder is named rus over there.

SST
For Italian it's "410" and "it-it". Here's the batch adjusted for the Italian MUI pack.

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@ECHO OFF
TITLE Italian MUI pack for Internet Explorer 8
ECHO.
ECHO Installing MUI files...

MD "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\it-it"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\Help\MUI\410"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\inf\iem\410"
MD "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\it-it"

MOVE /Y "hmmapi.dll.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\it-it\."
MOVE /Y "iedw.exe.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\it-it\."
MOVE /Y "iexplore.exe.mui" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\it-it\."

MOVE /Y "*.chm" "%SYSTEMROOT%\Help\MUI\410\."
MOVE /Y "*.iem" "%SYSTEMROOT%\inf\iem\410\."
MOVE /Y "*.mui" "%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\it-it\."

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Post by SymSpaceT » Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:22 pm

Hi!,

Thanks for the reply. One question that was not answered is about the missing file which is included in the move command (iedw..).

(1) For the silent install, the script executinon (DOS window) still shows. That cannot be elliminated?

(2) I also need the foldername for Hungarian, Spanish and Greek.. (I work/live in a rather international environment) I would gladly look it up somewhere (the numeric codes are done) if I knew where to look...

(3) After execution, the script file stays in the directory (where execution started from and where the files were extracted to); all the language files get moved away as per the script). Sorry to bother you, but can you amend the script to delete this file?
(I am not a coder). Are these actually the standard DOS commands?

Thanks:

SST

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Post by SymSpaceT » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:18 pm

Hello,

To answer some of my own questions:

1. A dos- window cannot be eliminated "officially". A small utility can be downloaded here:


http://unattended.msfn.org/unattended.xp/view/web/10/

Around the middle of the page:
Download: CMDOW - a command line Window Utility

Recent feedback from the MSFN Forums have shown that users may want to hide the command window from the end-user. There are also a number of other features included, so check out the site above for a full list.

Extract cmdow.zip, and then copy cmdow.exe into: C:\XPCD\$OEM$\$$\System32\ (This allows cmdow to be executed from anywhere when placed in the Windows System32 Directory)

Usage: cmdow @ /HID

2. I'll try to find a machine which I can pollute with a complete IE8 MUI installation and read the files off from there.

3. I think the DEL command (dos) will perform the thing.

Thanks:

SST

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Post by beats » Mon Jul 27, 2009 3:49 am

1. I use hidec.exe, it's similar to cmdow.
2. You can find them in the INF file in the Update directory of the IE8 MUI pack.
3. Yes, it will. Just make the last command Setup="del \\path\to\files\to\delete"

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Post by SymSpaceT » Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:46 am

Hello all,

The DEL command doesn't work with winrar, the sfx script does not recognize it somehow(?)
However, the deletion of the cmd file can be built into the cmd itself and it works - it deletes itself as the last step of its execution.

Cheers:

SST

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