Internet Explorer 5.5 Patch, Windows Update Service
After installing a recent Internet Explorer 5.5 patch using the online Windows Update service, I was prompted to reboot my computer. I ran WhyReboot version 18.104.22.1680, and received the following report:
WhyReboot Version 22.214.171.1240
Exodus Development, Inc. http://www.exodus-dev.com
NOTE: These results may not reflect all pending operations,
and you should use your own good sense in deciding whether
to reboot your computer after an install.
Windows NT, 2000, XP, or variant
> DELETE C:\WINNT\Temp\OLD155.tmp
> DELETE C:\WINNT\Temp\OLD154.tmp
> RENAME C:\WINNT\System32\SET169.tmp to C:\WINNT\System32\WININET.DLL
> RENAME C:\WINNT\System32\SET16B.tmp to C:\WINNT\System32\SHDOCVW.DLL
> RENAME C:\WINNT\System32\SET16D.tmp to C:\WINNT\System32\URL.DLL
> RENAME C:\WINNT\System32\SET171.tmp to C:\WINNT\System32\MSHTML.DLL
> RENAME C:\WINNT\System32\SET173.tmp to C:\WINNT\System32\URLMON.DLL
REGISTRY: PendingFileRenameOperations END.
> 012: "C:\WINNT\System32\regsvr32.exe /s C:\WINNT\System32\mshtml.dll"
in Global RunOnce registry
REGISTRY: RunOnce END.
8 items were found and reported.
So, it's clear from the above report, that I should reboot my computer in order for the changes to take effect -- several core IE files will be renamed after rebooting. It's probably not safe to continue using the computer until a reboot has taken place.