Microsoft KB Archive/250430

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Article ID: 250430

Article Last Modified on 1/27/2007



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 95
  • Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition



This article was previously published under Q250430

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry


SYMPTOMS

When you right-click an .inf file, there is no Install command on the shortcut menu.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if the following registry key is missing or damaged:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Inffile\Shell\Install


RESOLUTION

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.

To resolve this behavior, repair the registry key using Regedit.exe:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the following registry key:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Inffile\Shell\Install

  3. Right-click the Default value and verify that the value data is &Install.NOTE: If the Install key is missing, use the following steps:

    1. Click Shell, click Edit, point to New, and then click Key to re-create the Install key.
    2. Right-click Default value, and then click Modify to add the value data.


MORE INFORMATION

The following keys should exist in the registry:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Inffile\Shell\Install
String value: &Install

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Inffile\Shell\Install\Command


String value example below:

"C:\Windows\rundll.exe setupx.dll,InstallHinfsection DefaultInstall 132 %1"


NOTE: The drive letter and Windows folder may vary, depending on where you installed Windows.


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