Thursday, March 20, 2008

How to: Install internet explorer 7 by bypassing the validation process made simple

If you want to do so, you have to follow these steps one by one or else the trick just won't work.
  1. Download the internet explorer 7.0 installer from the microsoft website. Other links include: and
  2. Extract the downloaded Internet Explorer setup file (IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu.exe) using WinRAR to a directory (IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu).
  3. Download the patched iecustom.dll and then copy-paste it to the update folder (IE7-WindowsXP-x86-enu\update\) and click yes when asked to overwrite.
  4. Now, download normaliz.exe . Then copy this exe file and paste it in your “c:\” drive.
  5. Run ‘update.exe’ in the update folder (not iesetup.exe!!!). At the end, you have to choose ‘Restart Later’ (not Restart Now) option to finish the running process of the exe file.
  6. Now you have to download normaliz.dll and then copy-paste it to “c:\windows\system32\” directory (in order to prevent problems with the file not being found after the installation). And then reboot/restart your pc.
  7. After rebooting your pc, you may face a problem with a file called normaliz.dll that can not be found by explorer.exe. If you’re having this problem, you will find your desktop blank.(If you are not facing this problem then just go to step 8) In order to fix this problem, you have to do the following things one by one:
  • Press ctrl-alt-del to go to the task manager.
  • Go to “File -> New Task (Run…)” in the task manager.
  • Type: ‘C:\normaliz.exe’ (excluding quotation marks) in the ‘open’ field and then press the ‘ok’ button.
  • ‘WinZip Self-Extractor - normalize.exe’ window should popped up and then press the ‘unzip’ button.
  • Reboot your pc and yahoo!!! now you can see your desktop contents!!!.

8. Now you have to run ‘xmllitesetup.exe’ in the update folder. This step is very important, because somehow if you forget to run this ‘xmllitesetup.exe’ , IE 7.0 will be installed in your PC without it's toolbar!!!

9. Then reboot your pc again, run Internet Explorer…and you are done!!!

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