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Internet Explorer Problems.

By Photek
Jan 9, 2008
  1. I have WinXP Pro. I try to go to Windows Update and I get:

    "Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.

    This website is designed to work with Microsoft Windows operating systems only.
    To find updates for Microsoft products that are designed for Macintosh operating systems, please visit microsoft[dot]com/mac/. "


    I ran the following in IE 7 "javascript:navigator.userAgent " and got:

    "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0)"

    And yes I have gone and updated IE..so it's strange. Help!
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

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    Open Regedit.exe and navigate to the following locations:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Internet Settings \ 5.0 \ User Agent

    and

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Internet Settings \ 5.0 \ User Agent

    Backup the keys to separate REG files.

    Delete the User Agent key in the above two locations (if present)

    By doing this, any overridden User Agent strings and tokens are removed, and the correct data is reported to a Web server.

    Close Regedit.exe and restart Windows.
     
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