Opera 11 compatible with KernelEx

By , December 16, 2010 21:34

We’re proud to announce that Opera 11 which was released today is working with KernelEx 4.5 RC 5 under all supported systems. There are minor problems such as not being able to set it as default system browser or download sizes not displayed correctly, but main functions including printing do work properly.

For more information refer to wiki.

11 Responses to “Opera 11 compatible with KernelEx”

  1. Harry Ward says:

    I couldn’t get it to work this way.
    Here is what I did:

    1. “In all cases you need KernelEx 4.5 RC5 or newer installed,
    and to set ‘opera.exe’ compatibility on ‘Windows 2000 SP4′.”
    Did that 1st.

    2. “(auto-) update from inside Opera 10 (10.53 in my case).”

    Appeared to install, but when got to message that said need to shut down Opera to restart, nothing would happen, and no new files were installed. Ver 10.53 still is what opened.

    So I tried several different things. Finally tried the …11.exe file directly (not via update in 10.53), using KernelEX as the default (not Windows 2000 SP4). Got several error messages, but I kept selecting OK, and it all installed. Haven’t spent much time to see what works and what does not.

    For what it is worth, after I installed KernelEX 4.5, my ver 10.53 lost all it’s bookmarks, etc. It appears that most of the opera related files where user info is stored were reset (todays date, and file size of 1K) when KernexEX was installed. Have you seen this problem?

    Neat program, though.


  2. Harry Ward says:

    Forgot to mention, I am running Windows 98 SE.


  3. Xeno says:

    I wonder where you’ve read that the compatibility setting has to be changed before updating…
    You should have left it at default and just allow Opera to auto-update itself.

    On the other hand if you wanted to do a clean install of Opera 11, you have to use this installer currently: ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/1100/autoupdate/Opera_1100_int_Setup.msi as the installer linked on Opera site doesn’t work yet.
    Depending on which installer you’ve used to install 10.x (classic or msi) your profile data could be stored under c:\program files\opera\profile or c:\windows\application data\opera\opera\profile.

    Having that said, I haven’t seen any of the problems which you mention – all profile data remained intact for me.

    I suggest following the wiki http://kernelex.sourceforge.net/wiki/Opera

    • Harry Ward says:

      I got the following compatibility setting info from the wiki you referenced: “In order to run Opera 11, you have to change compatibility mode of opera.exe to Windows 2000 SP4 otherwise Opera will report the OUniAnsi.dll file is missing and won’t start.”

      I did NOT do a clean install, but perhaps I should have. Thanks for the tip on the installer required. I have always used the classic installer in the past. I subsequently installed 10.63 (classic installer) over 11.00, and all my profile and bookmark information returned.

      I have one KernelEX 4.5 question that perhaps you can answer–since I haven’t found it anywhere else. Opera 11 is currently the only program on my Windows 98 SE machine that requires KernelEX. Is there some way that I can change the default on KernelEX to be disabled for all programs, and only enable for those I need? Currently what I did was go manually change KernelEX to disable for all programs that had worked fine on my 98 SE machine before I installed KernelEX.



      • Xeno says:

        If your profile is back there again, then it means you must have installed Opera at least once using their MSI installer. And it appears Opera 11 prefers to take settings from it…

        The option to disable KernelEx by default has been in the installer for a really looong time. It is on a page just before restart confirmation. Just don’t click on “Next” too quickly :)

  4. lurker999 says:

    Would be helpful if installer problems were added to the Wiki Known issues, with a link to detailed workarounds for (1) a fresh install and (2) updating earlier version.

    As has been posted in other threads, 11.01 also runs with KernelEx but has different installation problems (no msi installer to run after extraction so more user action required.)

    I had the same problem as OP with 11.00 – autoupdate does not complete the installation (with Windows 98SE and KernelEx 4.5), i.e., files are in a WINDOWS\TEMP directory but not moved to installation directory on restarting Opera. Having previously used the installer, with registry changes, I am wary of updating with “extract and copy all files”.

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  9. Rick says:

    Great News Opera 11 is Compatible with Kernelex.


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