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Websites Think I Have A Pre-5.0 Ie Or Some Other Old Browswer


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#1 toblerone109

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 01:33 PM

This started for no apparent reason couple weeks ago. When I go to my bank website, it tells it's not compatible with my browser version. Yahoo offers to install their version of IE 7.0 but when I follow the link, it tells me that I have to have at least 5.0. When I go to MicroSoft update site, it tells me that I already have 7.0 version. When I'm trying to repair Windows Vista using disk which came with my Dell Inspiron 530 desktop purchase a year ago, it tells me that it can't find any problems which need to be fixed.

I loaded AOL 9.1 which comes with its own browser, and everything works fine as long as I use it, and not IE. But I strongly dislike AOL - mainly, because it hugs 20% of the screen at the top with marketing crap, and I can't get rid of it.

Also, I connected to the same route with another laptop, and that functioned perfectly well.

I appeciate qualified suggestions or requests for additional information - is this a virus? (I have update Norton anti-virus and scanned it successfull) Is there a way to reinstall IE 7.0? I couldn't figure out how; it appears that now it's joined with the Vista at the hip, so you can't reinstall one without the other. I noticed there is a Windows Vista SP1 pack update available. Is there a chance it will fix the problem?

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 02:37 PM

Reset IE 7

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...7fe1771033.mspx

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 03:49 PM

There is a Service Pack 1 release for Vista - and you can get it at Windows Updates. I don't know if it'll fix your issue tho' - I'd go with Jacee's suggestion first.

FWIW - I use Firefox instead of IE7 (it's free here: http://www.mozilla.com ) and it works quite well once you get used to it. There are other free browsers available also - but I'm not familiar with any of them.

Edited by usasma, 17 August 2008 - 03:50 PM.

My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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