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Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:38 pm
by njlyf2011
I want to try to install IE6 on ReactOS, but I didn't find a suitable method. So I want to know if ReactOS can install IE6.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:41 pm
by middings
njlyf2011 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:38 pm
I want to try to install IE6 on ReactOS, but I didn't find a suitable method. So I want to know if ReactOS can install IE6.
What methods for installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) on ReactOS did you find? Which did you try and what were the results? Be sure to comply with Microsoft's license for your copy of IE6.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:11 pm
by karlexceed
I found that ROS ships with registry keys indicating it has IE8 installed. Older IE installers will notice this and not want to continue.

If you change the keys, the installers will continue, but in my testing, no version of IE 6 was able to install successfully.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:18 pm
by njlyf2011
middings wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:41 pm
njlyf2011 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:38 pm
I want to try to install IE6 on ReactOS, but I didn't find a suitable method. So I want to know if ReactOS can install IE6.
What methods for installing Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) on ReactOS did you find? Which did you try and what were the results? Be sure to comply with Microsoft's license for your copy of IE6.

Change the IE version number to a lower version in the registry and run the installer under Windows XP compatibility mode settings.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:22 am
by Quim
For what purpose is Internet Explorer 6 needed? Just testing curiosity or there still are a lot of webpages IE-only?
Could Internet Explorer 7 or 8 be a better choice than IE 6? And ROS own Internet Explorer?

It seems that in WINE is a bit problematic, but it seems to work: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... on&iId=469

Here for someone else that wants to tests it (and don´t know where to get it):
https://archive.org/details/IE6SP1
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download- ... ally-need/

Yo also have Internet Explorer Collection:
https://4sysops.com/archives/internet-e ... standards/

https://utilu.com/IECollection/

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:37 am
by dizt3mp3r
Quim wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:22 am
For what purpose is Internet Explorer 6 needed?
He does not need to answer that. ReactOS is for running applications that people want or need to run on it. IE6 is a well-known piece of software required for many reasons that we don't have to go into here - everyone has their own reasons for running any software or even ReactOS itself.

I have many pieces of obsolete software that I simply wish to run on ReactOS, there may well be many valid alternatives but that isn't the point. We may want to run anything we like.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:39 am
by Quim
dizt3mp3r wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:37 am
ReactOS is for running applications that people want or need to run on it. IE6 is a well-known piece of software required for many reasons that we don't have to go into here - everyone has their own reasons for running any software or even ReactOS itself.

I have many pieces of obsolete software that I simply wish to run on ReactOS, there may well be many valid alternatives but that isn't the point. We may want to run anything we like.
Yes you´re right. Sorry.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:55 am
by PurpleGurl
Run anything that we'd like within reasonable laws.

Anyway 5 and 6 were not bad versions at all. Early 5.x versions were unstable, but they fixed that.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:41 am
by njlyf2011
Quim wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:22 am
For what purpose is Internet Explorer 6 needed? Just testing curiosity or there still are a lot of webpages IE-only?
Could Internet Explorer 7 or 8 be a better choice than IE 6? And ROS own Internet Explorer?

It seems that in WINE is a bit problematic, but it seems to work: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... on&iId=469

Here for someone else that wants to tests it (and don´t know where to get it):
https://archive.org/details/IE6SP1
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download- ... ally-need/

Yo also have Internet Explorer Collection:
https://4sysops.com/archives/internet-e ... standards/

https://utilu.com/IECollection/
Just install IE 6 for fun.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:45 am
by njlyf2011
Quim wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:22 am
For what purpose is Internet Explorer 6 needed? Just testing curiosity or there still are a lot of webpages IE-only?
Could Internet Explorer 7 or 8 be a better choice than IE 6? And ROS own Internet Explorer?

It seems that in WINE is a bit problematic, but it seems to work: https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... on&iId=469

Here for someone else that wants to tests it (and don´t know where to get it):
https://archive.org/details/IE6SP1
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/download- ... ally-need/

Yo also have Internet Explorer Collection:
https://4sysops.com/archives/internet-e ... standards/

https://utilu.com/IECollection/
I will try IE Collection, thanks!

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:10 pm
by Quim
njlyf2011 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:38 pm
I will try IE Collection, thanks!
Tell us your experience! And do Jira reports if necesary.
It seems that there are some reports of IE6 in Jira...

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:19 pm
by Quim
karlexceed wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:11 pm
I found that ROS ships with registry keys indicating it has IE8 installed. Older IE installers will notice this and not want to continue.

If you change the keys, the installers will continue, but in my testing, no version of IE 6 was able to install successfully.
Where are Internet Explorer version settings on registry exactly? I found and changed all that I found, but nothing happen to install IE 6 successfully.
I only found HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector

Could ROS Internet Explorer be removed completed form ReactOS system?

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:08 am
by karlexceed
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer

There are Version and W2kVersion entries.

Re: Can ReactOS install Internet Explorer 6?

Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:05 am
by njlyf2011
Quim wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:10 pm
njlyf2011 wrote:
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:38 pm
I will try IE Collection, thanks!
Tell us your experience! And do Jira reports if necesary.
It seems that there are some reports of IE6 in Jira...
That program doesn't seem to be compatible with ReactOS, I am still looking for a reason.