How to Install Internet Explorer 4 in Stepping Mode

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This article describes how to install Internet Explorer 4 in "Stepping" mode (also known as a debug installation). When you use Stepping mode, Setup stops and displays a dialog box after each step. The results are written to the Active Setup Log.txt file.

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To run Ie4setup.exe in Stepping mode for troubleshooting purposes, use either of the following methods:
  • Use the following command to start Setup:
    ie4setup.exe /c:"ie4wzd.exe /s:#e /g:debug"
  • Create the following String value in the registry before running Setup:
    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup
    Value: SteppingMode
    Data value: Y
For additional information, see page 47 of the "Microsoft Internet Explorer Resource Kit," or see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
178081 Description of the Active Setup Log.txt File


Article ID: 222673 - Last Review: June 22, 2014 - Revision: 6.0
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