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Friday, October 20th, 2006

Microsoft has finally released the Internet Explorer 7 Final (IE7 Final). If you own a licenced copy of windows, you can download and install ie7 directly visiting microsoft ie7 website here.

But if your copy is not original you will have to bypass the Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA). Here is how to crack Internet Explorer 7 Final (IE7 Final) and install IE7 without validation:

Step 1:
Download Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 Final.
Get if from FileHippo.

Step 2:
Uninstall any previous version of Internet Explorer 7.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs
Scroll down to Windows Internet Explorer 7, click it, and then click Change/Remove.
IE7 - Uninstall

Step 3:
Download the required cracks (iecustom.dll and normaliz.dll):

Step 4:
Extract the contents of the IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe we downloaded in step 1.
IE7 - Extract .exe Installer
You can use WinRAR or 7Zip to extract the file contents.

Here is what you should get:
Internet Explorer 7 Extracted Files

Extract the file as well.
IE7 WGA Crack

Step 5:
In the extracted IE Setup folder there will be a folder named update (from step 4)
IE7 Update Folder

Inside the update folder there is a file named iecustom.dll
IE7 iecustom.dll

Copy the patched iecustom.dll to the Update folder of the extracted IE7 setup file. Overwrite any existing file.

Step 6:
Run update.exe from the Update folder to start the IE7 installation setup. (Do NOT run iesetup.exe).
Internet Explorer 7 update.exe

Step 7:
At the end of the successful IE7 installation process, you will be asked to restart Windows, DO NOT RESTART Windows now! Click on the box ‘Do not restart now’ and then select the ‘Finish’ button.
IE7 Restart Later

Step 8:
Copy the normaliz.dll from the crack to your “C:/Windows/System32/” folder.
IE7 normaliz.dll

Step 9:
Restart Windows.

Step 10:
After reboot, run xmllitesetup.exe in your IE7’s update folder to update.
IE7 xmllitesetup.exe

Enjoy Windows Internet Explorer 7 Final :)
Internet Explorer 7 Final

Download this article in PDF: Install Internet Explorer 7 Final bypassing WGA validation

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