How to use open SealedMedia’s Unsealer under IE 7.0 / Vista

Ok, this it limited interest so it’s not going out over the RSS feed, but  it might be helpful to someone Googleing for a solution.


SealedMedia makes a product that allows content producers to “Seal” their content, and then you have to use their “Unsealer” to access it.  It’s DRM, and it doesn’t appear to like IE 7.0.  I was trying to open a HBS case study for school, and was having no luck since I’m running Vista on my tablet.  Well, the following hacks make it work, use at your own risk, since they involve registry edits.


First, download and import the Internet Explorer 6 .reg file from http://www.fiddlertool.com/useragent.aspx  (Direct link)


Next make the following changes in your registry:



Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternet Explorer]
“Version”=”6.0.5384.4”
“W2kVersion”=”6.0.5384.4”


REG FILE HERE: iever.reg (.3 KB)


Now you should be able to download and install the Unsealer from http://downloads.sealedmedia.com/unsealer/index.asp


It seems to crash IE when you close a sealed document, but other than that it’s working fine.  At least fine enough to read a document or get a printout.


To undo these changes, you can use this file from the fiddlertool website, and this file to undo the version edit: iever_undo.reg (.3 KB)


Use at your own risk.  These hacks work to the best of my knowledge, but have not been thoroughly tested and may crash your computer and/or cause loss of data.

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