IE7 refuses to install

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  1. Londonbeat

    Londonbeat Registered Member

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    I'm stuck with IE6 as IE7 refuses to install, I've tried nearly everything bar reinstall of windows. It seems the install of IE7 needs write-access to the two registry keys:
    HKLM = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    HKCR = HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
    ...but I get access denied to these keys no matter which account I use, including the safemode admin account. Anyone any ideas how to resolve this?

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    Hi Globalforce,
    yeah part 2 on that support page is where the issue lies I think, no matter what I try it won't let me have access to change the permissions on those registry keys.
    You think messed up security identifiers could be causing this? What can cause this, is there a way of checking or fixing this without a reinstall?

    Thanks,
    Londonbeat
     
  4. GlobalForce

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    "You think messed up security identifiers could be causing this?"

    Unless your running a security program that's protecting, I'd say there's a problem not being able to access those key's as Administrator.
    And yes, I think we can straighten this out without a you know what!

    Please upload a copy of your IE7.log file as an attachment, I'd like to have a look.
    Could you verify having erunt installed?


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  5. Londonbeat

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    Here is the log attached, erunt is not installed on this system

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    Londonbeat,

    Originally I had something different in mind. Instead, take a "detailed" read though this entire thread first,
    then decide which procedure's your willing to try - http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=59082

    If no joy, get back. I have one other.


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    For me too, IE7 installation failed... What a surprise!

    Is this normal that so many peoples have difficulties to install IE7?

    Do you think that MS will rectified the situation so we don't have to try many manipulations just to try to update our IE because if that's the case I will simply wait... I sure don't want to bother installing a simple update to IE.
     
  9. Londonbeat

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    Globalforce,
    I ran the SubInACL tool on the page you linked and it's worked, IE7 is now installed, up and running.

    Thanks for your help. :thumb: :)

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    Well whadda'ya know .... an easy one! :D
    Happy to hear one of those guy's knew what he was talking about Londonbeat. Good for you!

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