A couple of weeks back, Microsoft rolled out the final version of its Internet Explorer 10 to Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1. Internet Explorer 10, which was originally available only in Windows 8 and Server 2012, comes with some new features and significant performance improvements.
Windows 7 users who frequently reinstall Windows might want to integrate or slipstream Internet Explorer 10 into the installation DVD or ISO to avoid manually upgrading Internet Explorer 9 to Internet Explorer 10. Slipstreaming Internet Explorer 10 into Windows 7 setup DVD or ISO isn’t a hard job and is possible to perform with the help of Command Prompt.
In the past, we have shown how to create unattended Windows 7 installation, and also how to include your favourite themes, screensavers, and wallpapers in Windows 7 DVD or ISO using RT Seven Lite tool. In this guide, we walk you through the steps that you need to follow in order to integrate Internet Explorer 10 into Windows 7 setup or ISO file.
NOTE: You must need Windows 7 with SP1 in order to upgrade to Internet Explorer 10. If you have a Windows 7 DVD or ISO file without the Service Pack, we recommend you slipstream Service Pack 1 into Windows 7 DVD or ISO file before proceeding with this guide.
Things you need:
- Windows 7 SP1 DVD or ISO file
- Internet Explorer 10
- A Windows 7 running PC
- 7-Zip to extract if you have Windows 7 ISO file
Integrate IE 10 into Windows 7 DVD
Step 1: Kick-start the procedure by creating a total of four folders in the root of your “C” drive: IE, Updates, Win7, and Mount.
Step 2: In order to successfully install and use Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7, you need to install four important updates before installing IE10 on your PC. So we need to integrate them as well. Download the following updates:
Update 1 (x86)
Update 1 (x64)
Update 2 (x86)
Update 2 (x64)
Update 3 (x86)
Update 3 (x64)
Update 4 (x86)
Update 4 (x64)
Once downloaded, copy all four updates to the Updates folder that you have created in Step 1.
Step 3: Download Internet Explorer 10 from Microsoft using below mentioned links and then copy the downloaded file to IE folder that you have created in Step 1.
Internet Explorer 10 (x86)
Internet Explorer 10 (x64)
Step 4: Next, copy all contents from your Windows 7 with SP1 DVD to the Win7 folder that you have created in drive “C”.
And if you have Windows 7 with SP1 ISO file, kindly extract the ISO files to Win7 folder.
Step 5: Before heading to the final step, it’s important to know your edition of Windows 7 and index number of your edition. Check out the following list to know the index:
|Windows 7 Edition||Index|
|Home Basic (x86)||2|
|Home Basic (x64)||1|
|Home Premium (x86)||3|
|Home Premium (x64)||2|
Step 6: Type CMD in Start menu search box and simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys launch Command Prompt with admin rights. Alternatively, you can open the Start menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and click Run as administrator option to open elevated prompt.
Step 7: In the elevated prompt, enter the following commands one-by-one and press Enter key:
To mount the WIM file:
dism /mount-wim /wimfile:c:\win7\sources\install.wim /index:4 /mountdir:c:\mount
In the above command, replace “4” with right index number of your Windows 7 edition provided in the above table.
To integrate updates:
dism /image:c:\mount /add-package /packagepath:c:\updates
To integrate Internet Explorer 10:
dism /image:c:\mount /add-package /packagepath:c:\ie
To save and unmount the WIM file:
dism /unmount-wim /mountdir:c:\mount /commit
That’s it! Your Windows 7 SP1 with Internet Explorer setup is ready.