Hi I am running Selenium in python with internet explorer using IEDriverServer_Win32_3.150.2 from selenium.dev site with the following code:

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys

#Setting up the driver
caps = webdriver.DesiredCapabilities.INTERNETEXPLORER
caps['ignoreProtectedModeSettings'] = True
caps['nativeEvents'] = True
caps['ignoreZoomSetting'] = True
caps['requireWindowsFocus'] = True

driver = webdriver.Ie(executable_path="C:\\IEDriverServer.exe", capabilities=caps)

The driver successfully open IE 11 with no warning and with the welcoming page "This is the initial start page for the WebDriver server." however Python seems to stuck at executing drive = webdriver.Ie() and I have no way to call driver.get()

I have followed the instruction by making sure all protected mode turns on.

  • Do you have any errors come up? Sep 1, 2021 at 13:17
  • Nope, not at all...
    – Gabriel
    Sep 1, 2021 at 13:39
  • I am EXACTLY the same as Computer 2 in this problem: stackoverflow.com/questions/61747790/… i am now trying to install other windows 7 to see if the window update did something to IE after it end support for IE11 in june 2021
    – Gabriel
    Sep 1, 2021 at 13:57

1 Answer 1


I used VirtualBox to install Window 7 and without updates solved the problem. Thanks all

One thing I notice why IE11 not working in the host computer is under "About Internet Explorer" it doesn't shows the IE version but instead the Window 10 version.

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In the working VM, the IE displays the actual version of IE:

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I believe this is why it is stuck in the webdriver, something to do with the IE itself.

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