How to install IE7 (bypassing Windows Genuine Validation)

Thanks to Shaon’s Weblog, I’m now able to run IE 7.

Update 2: Shaon’s site appears to be back up, so I’ve changed the link back.

Update: Thanks to Guti (see comments below) for pointing out that Shaon’s Weblog is now gone (?!). I’ve updated the link above to direct you to the Google cache (text) of the page on Sharon’s site. The required files are still available for download (as of 10/29/06).

note: Simplehelp in no way, shape or form, condones pirated software. My copy of Windows XP is valid, and I grew very tired of waiting on hold for Microsoft to acknowledge that it is in fact legitimate. It was during my first call to Microsoft (regarding this exact issue) that I decided it was time to give OS X a chance, and I haven’t looked back since.

6 thoughts on “How to install IE7 (bypassing Windows Genuine Validation)”

  1. Howard Grimsdale

    Hi – the original link for this story on Shaon’s blog doesn’t work. BUT found his new page / link.

    Thanks for the heads-up on this essential ie7 ‘fix’.

    – HG

  2. TESTED and WORK…
    It’s so easy to make windows 100% licensed (Windows Genuine), so you can download/install Internet Explorer 7

    1 – Download the file “Instrutions.txt”, they have the easy instruction for the next 4 files:

    2 – Download and Open “Generate Windows XPVLK Genuine Serial” ( ) from :

    Then select “Windows Xp Pro. VLK” from Product Family section, press “generate”
    to generate a brand new Windows XP VLK serial, note it to somewhere to use on the next step.

    3 – Download and open “Change Your Windows XP Key” ( from :

    Select “Change Windows Key” from the options, then enter the serial you previously noted
    in the previous step.

    4 – Download and open “Windows Genuine Advantage Fix” ( ) from :

    Select “Yes” in the dialog to apply genuine fix, now your windows must be licensed.

    5 – Download and open “Genuine Advantage Checker” ( ) from :

    “Genuine validation status” must be changed from “Blocked VLK” to “Genuine”

    After that you can :
    – download all Windows and Office updates,
    – play all the media with “Windows Media Player 11”,
    – Surf the web with “Internet Explorer 7”,
    – and much more..

    just enjoy…

  3. My system displays windows genuine validation failed message and You may be the victim of software counterfeiting message. I don’t know how to resolve the error. plz advice………….

  4. ive tried the links to, and none of them exist anymore. Where would i go to download that file?

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