IE9 RC - Internet Explorer isn't supported on pre-release versions of Windows 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by BradJ, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. BradJ

    BradJ MDL Novice

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    Hey guys,

    I downloaded the Windows 7 ISO from the sticky thread on this forum. Everything has been working great with my SLIC modified bios.

    When I tried to install the RC of IE9, I get this error:

    Internet Explorer isn't supported on pre-release versions of Windows 7. Please upgrade to a released version.

    Why would that be? Anyway to fix this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    Where did you get IE9 RC from?
    Sounds fishy coming that you downloaded a clean ISO from one of the links here, I trust them not to fool people.
     
  3. BradJ

    BradJ MDL Novice

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    I think I may have found out what happened. I am unfortunately running Win7 16384 and not 16385.

    Any way to modify the system to trick it into thinking its on 16385 without a complete re-install?
     
  4. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    There's an article that tells you how to trick the 7 installer into "upgrading" an RC to RTM
    but otherwise, it's foolish to even run the RC... how did you even get that???
     
  5. JaguarXJ12

    JaguarXJ12 MDL Senior Member

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    #5 JaguarXJ12, Feb 11, 2011
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    Somehow you managed to download a RC of Windows 7 here at the forums which isn't good.

    Try this:

    Code:
    www.mydigitallife.net/.../windows-7-iso-x86-and-x64-official-direct- download-links-ultimate-professional-and-home-premium/
    or this

    Code:
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/14709-Windows-7-Digital-River-direct-links-English-Spanish-German-French-X86-amp-X64
    That's what I used a long time ago to get myself a copy of Windows 7 RTM

    Then you shouldn't be bothered with Pre-Release nags.

    Don't do any tricks since there is absolutely no reason for running an RC version of a OS that have been RTM already for a long time.
     
  6. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    I'd go with a fresh install of 7601.17514 - that is, the final of Windows 7 SP1. Tricking the system in to thinking it is a different version than it really is isn't a good thing, and may lead to problems.
     
  7. BradJ

    BradJ MDL Novice

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    On second thought, I must have used the wrong disc which had version 16384. That version was widely available on the internet prior to release 16385. Therefore, I did NOT get it from any links on this website.

    I will do a fresh install of Win7 SP1. Thanks for your help guys.
     
  8. Kouryu

    Kouryu MDL Senior Member

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    I suggest throwing that disc away, since it is now useless ;)
    unless you like collecting betas like some people do... if that is the case, put it somewhere else!
     
  9. kocoman

    kocoman MDL Senior Member

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    Is there any way to patch this error?