I successfully installed Internet Explorer 7 (standalone) from this link http://tredosoft.com/IE7_standalone on Windows 7 and but got this error after opening it the first try.

The procedure entry point PathMatchSpecExW could not be located in the dynamic link library SHLWAPI.dll.

Restarting the computer, changing the compatibility to "Windows XP SP3" and running as Administrator didn't help.

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After repairing my Windows XP Prof SP3 installation, I had an issue with my sound. There was no volume icon in the taskbar & I couldn't install Microsoft UAA and I found out none of HD audio/modem devices where recognized even after installation of the correct drivers from the motherboard manufacturer because of the wrong UAA.

This fix from http://www.boredsysadmin.com/2008/03/windows-xp-sp3-and-microsoft-hd-audio.html solved my issue.

If updating the UAA doesn't fix your issue, you may want to try this fix http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/No-audio-device/m-p/15874#M5711. It was instructed below.

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I was trying to install Windows SBS 2008 (64-bit) for testing purposes, but I kept receiving this error "VT-x is not available. (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX)" from Virtual Box everytime I tried to Start the system.

I enabled Hardware VT from the BIOS (under Security menu) and restarted the computer - still the same error.

I disabled Execute Bit from the BIOS - still the same error.

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First step to try:

- boot computer from Windows CD and choose repair (R)
- from command prompt run: chkdsk /r
- when checkdisk finishes, remove Windows CD and boot WindowsXP normally.

Second step to try:

- Follow procedures from Microsoft on how to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows from starting  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q307545

Third Step to Try:

- made sure ACPI, Plug & Play, USB all enabled in BIOS
- moved mouse from the ps/2 port to the first USB port
- booted using Safe Mode
- waited until it hung at Mup.sys
- removed the mouse cable from the USB port
- (3 seconds or so pass, the screen went black and safe mode appeared)
- restart the system
- boot normally into XP

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