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Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Debbie Graham, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Debbie Graham

    Debbie Graham Flightless Bird

    I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page would
    look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks


    Debbie
     
  2. Alto

    Alto Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:02:45 -0500, "Debbie Graham"
    <jgraham1@luvscats.com> wrote:

    >I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    >when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page would
    >look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks
    >
    >
    >Debbie


    Are you ABSOLUTELY sure you have IE8 installed?

    In IE go to the "Help" menu (press ALT if it is not showing) and
    select "About Internet Explorer"



    --
    Alto
    Central Coast
    NSW Australia
     
  3. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    A Webmaster who not know how to make a good webpage or a Scammer who looking
    to gave you some Spywares!
    You know you have IE 8 and you know that they have a BAD WEBPAGE and is a
    BAD WEBMASTER!
    JUST DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!



    "Debbie Graham" <jgraham1@luvscats.com> wrote in message
    news:#JdJ#RvnKHA.3636@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    > when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page would
    > look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks
    >
    >
    > Debbie
    >
     
  4. Debbie Graham

    Debbie Graham Flightless Bird

    I'm not a dimwit, I know I have IE8

    Debbie

    "Alto" <alto@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:ml8vl59jv8oep0chufhvss53bi01la7aa8@4ax.com...
    > On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:02:45 -0500, "Debbie Graham"
    > <jgraham1@luvscats.com> wrote:
    >
    >>I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    >>when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page would
    >>look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >>Debbie

    >
    > Are you ABSOLUTELY sure you have IE8 installed?
    >
    > In IE go to the "Help" menu (press ALT if it is not showing) and
    > select "About Internet Explorer"
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > Alto
    > Central Coast
    > NSW Australia
     
  5. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Debbie,

    go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx

    there is a test of your IE Browser's UserAgent string.

    You should see something like

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB6.3; )

    The section MSIE 7.0 says that I am using a Internet Explorer browser,
    probably version 7.

    In fact I am using IE8 with Tools>Compatibility View Settings- show all
    sites in Compatibility View enabled.

    So fist up check that you have not selected "Show all sites in Compatibility
    View" on the Compatibility View Settings dialog.
    It is a good idea also to select the "Include updated web site information
    from Microsoft" option.

    I expect that you may already have the above settings and that what you may
    be seeing in your UserAgent string (on that test page) is something like

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT
    ..0; )Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB6.3; )

    viz: with a nested () block inside the normal UserAgent string.

    On that page http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx you will find some registry
    scripts to fix IE for you.

    There are many programs which can change your IE UserAgent string....

    Since you had the issue when you had IE7 installed as your main browser, I
    am guessing that you may have IE7 Pro installed. It has options to change
    the UserAgent string.

    If you had it installed when you upgraded to IE8 it would have keep the
    incorrect UserAgent string from IE7.

    Copy and paste back your UserAgent string from the test page
    http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    and we may be able to point you in the direction of a longer lasting fix for
    unless you can find the program that is making the change, it will come back
    to haunt you.

    Regards.

    "Debbie Graham" <jgraham1@luvscats.com> wrote in message
    news:#JdJ#RvnKHA.3636@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    > when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page would
    > look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks
    >
    >
    > Debbie
    >
    >
     
  6. Alto

    Alto Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:06:34 -0500, "Debbie Graham"
    <jgraham1@luvscats.com> wrote:

    >
    >"Alto" <alto@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    >news:ml8vl59jv8oep0chufhvss53bi01la7aa8@4ax.com...
    >> On Tue, 26 Jan 2010 21:02:45 -0500, "Debbie Graham"
    >> <jgraham1@luvscats.com> wrote:
    >>
    >>>I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    >>>when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page would
    >>>look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>Debbie

    >>
    >> Are you ABSOLUTELY sure you have IE8 installed?
    >>
    >> In IE go to the "Help" menu (press ALT if it is not showing) and
    >> select "About Internet Explorer"


    >I'm not a dimwit, I know I have IE8


    I didn't say you were - but there are a lot of posters who post here
    who are and we have no way of knowing, from your original post, if you
    are one or not.

    And BTW you do not say if you know you have IE8 from checking its
    version as I suggested!


    --
    Alto
    Central Coast
    NSW Australia
     
  7. Hot-text

    Hot-text Flightless Bird

    as I say::::: A Webmaster who know how to make a good webpage or a Scammer
    who looking
    to gave you some Spywares!
    You know you have IE 8 and you know that they have a BAD WEBPAGE and is a
    BAD WEBMASTER!
    JUST DO NOT CLICK THE LINK!

    and the link you give is a good example !


    "rob^_^" <iecustomizer@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:E39A07CB-E457-4814-A887-38FF7ABD5422@microsoft.com...
    > Hi Debbie,
    >
    > go to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    >
    > there is a test of your IE Browser's UserAgent string.
    >
    > You should see something like
    >
    > Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB6.3; )
    >
    > The section MSIE 7.0 says that I am using a Internet Explorer browser,
    > probably version 7.
    >
    > In fact I am using IE8 with Tools>Compatibility View Settings- show all
    > sites in Compatibility View enabled.
    >
    > So fist up check that you have not selected "Show all sites in
    > Compatibility View" on the Compatibility View Settings dialog.
    > It is a good idea also to select the "Include updated web site information
    > from Microsoft" option.
    >
    > I expect that you may already have the above settings and that what you
    > may be seeing in your UserAgent string (on that test page) is something
    > like
    >
    > Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT
    > 0; )Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0; GTB6.3; )
    >
    > viz: with a nested () block inside the normal UserAgent string.
    >
    > On that page http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx you will find some registry
    > scripts to fix IE for you.
    >
    > There are many programs which can change your IE UserAgent string....
    >
    > Since you had the issue when you had IE7 installed as your main browser, I
    > am guessing that you may have IE7 Pro installed. It has options to change
    > the UserAgent string.
    >
    > If you had it installed when you upgraded to IE8 it would have keep the
    > incorrect UserAgent string from IE7.
    >
    > Copy and paste back your UserAgent string from the test page
    > http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx
    > and we may be able to point you in the direction of a longer lasting fix
    > for unless you can find the program that is making the change, it will
    > come back to haunt you.
    >
    > Regards.
    >
    > "Debbie Graham" <jgraham1@luvscats.com> wrote in message
    > news:#JdJ#RvnKHA.3636@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    >> when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page
    >> would look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks
    >>
    >>
    >> Debbie
    >>
    >>
     
  8. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Windows version?

    Open an IE window to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx. Copy all of the red
    text at the top to your clipboard then paste the contents of your clipboard
    into a reply to my post.
    --
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    www.banthecheck.com

    Debbie Graham wrote:
    > I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    > when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page would
    > look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks
     
  9. Debbie Graham

    Debbie Graham Flightless Bird

    Your User-Agent String

    Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0;
    Windows-Media-Player/10.00.00.3990; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR 3.5.30729;
    ..NET CLR 1.1.4322)

    Debbie

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:uAyEGhynKHA.6084@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > Windows version?
    >
    > Open an IE window to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx. Copy all of the
    > red text at the top to your clipboard then paste the contents of your
    > clipboard into a reply to my post.
    > --
    > ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    > MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Client - since 2002
    > www.banthecheck.com
    >
    > Debbie Graham wrote:
    >> I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7. Why
    >> when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page
    >> would
    >> look better with IE7 or 8. Thanks

    >
     
  10. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Well, the prompt is not being caused by your (Vista) User Agent (UA) string
    so we can rule that out.

    Can you cite a few links to the websites where you see this prompt, please?

    Has Vista SP1 or SP2 been installed yet?

    What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than Defender)?
    What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these applications running
    in the background when you installed IE8?

    Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you bought
    it)?

    Debbie Graham wrote:
    > Your User-Agent String
    >
    > Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0;
    > Windows-Media-Player/10.00.00.3990; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR
    > 3.5.30729;
    > .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
    > "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >> Windows version?
    >>
    >> Open an IE window to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx. Copy all of the
    >> red text at the top to your clipboard then paste the contents of your
    >> clipboard into a reply to my post.
    >>
    >> Debbie Graham wrote:
    >>> I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7.
    >>> Why
    >>> when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page
    >>> would look better with IE7 or 8.
     
  11. Debbie Graham

    Debbie Graham Flightless Bird

    I'm using win XP yet. I think I found the problem, I have that IEpro7 and
    had it set to ie6 instead of default. It's fixed now.

    Debbie

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ucG9qo3nKHA.1080@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Well, the prompt is not being caused by your (Vista) User Agent (UA)
    > string so we can rule that out.
    >
    > Can you cite a few links to the websites where you see this prompt,
    > please?
    >
    > Has Vista SP1 or SP2 been installed yet?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    > Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    > applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    > computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    > bought it)?
    >
    > Debbie Graham wrote:
    >> Your User-Agent String
    >>
    >> Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0;
    >> Windows-Media-Player/10.00.00.3990; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR
    >> 3.5.30729;
    >> .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>> Windows version?
    >>>
    >>> Open an IE window to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx. Copy all of the
    >>> red text at the top to your clipboard then paste the contents of your
    >>> clipboard into a reply to my post.
    >>>
    >>> Debbie Graham wrote:
    >>>> I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7.
    >>>> Why
    >>>> when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page
    >>>> would look better with IE7 or 8.

    >
     
  12. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    My free doughnut.
    <snickers...>

    "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:ucG9qo3nKHA.1080@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Well, the prompt is not being caused by your (Vista) User Agent (UA)
    > string so we can rule that out.
    >
    > Can you cite a few links to the websites where you see this prompt,
    > please?
    >
    > Has Vista SP1 or SP2 been installed yet?
    >
    > What anti-virus application or security suite is installed and is your
    > subscription current? What anti-spyware applications (other than
    > Defender)? What third-party firewall (if any)? Were any of these
    > applications running in the background when you installed IE8?
    >
    > Has a(another) Norton or McAfee application ever been installed on the
    > computer (e.g., a free-trial version that came preinstalled when you
    > bought it)?
    >
    > Debbie Graham wrote:
    >> Your User-Agent String
    >>
    >> Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 6.0; Trident/4.0;
    >> Windows-Media-Player/10.00.00.3990; .NET CLR 3.5.21022; .NET CLR
    >> 3.5.30729;
    >> .NET CLR 1.1.4322)
    >> "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    >>> Windows version?
    >>>
    >>> Open an IE window to http://www.enhanceie.com/ua.aspx. Copy all of the
    >>> red text at the top to your clipboard then paste the contents of your
    >>> clipboard into a reply to my post.
    >>>
    >>> Debbie Graham wrote:
    >>>> I have IE 8 installed but this problem happened also when I had IE7.
    >>>> Why
    >>>> when I go to some websites it tells me I have IE6 installed and page
    >>>> would look better with IE7 or 8.

    >
    >
     

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