No matter what I did these sites kept telling me I was using IE7. My user agent string indicates the browser was IE9.
Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0)
I played around with compatability view. Whether it was enabled or not made no difference.
Approximately 2 weeks ago I reinstalled Win7, upgraded from IE8 to IE9 and the problem disappeared.
Fast forward to this morning. I wanted to watch a movie made available to me from my ISP.
I found the movie I wanted to watch. I clicked to play it.
Received "You need Silverlight". Well, yes I do because 2 weeks ago I reinstalled Windows 7 and until today have not needed Silverlight.
I installed Silverlight.
Closed browser, opened it back up, clicked to play the movie and was informed I needed a Silverlight plugin. I chose to install the plugin.
Once again closed my browser, opened it, found the movie, clicked play. Now I am presented with this:
This is my browser info
As a test I went to 2 sites that had previously told me IE7 was out of date.
Yep, once again I'm being told it's out of date.
I uninstalled Silverlight. The plug in is not listed so I assume that is gone. The problem remained.
I did a thorough search for any Silverlight left-overs and deleted those. When that did not help, I went to the registry, found every entry related to Silverlight and deleted those. (a little over 1,000 of them). Still no joy. (No comments about deleting from the registry. I would not have done it if had not known what I was doing)
Anybody got any ideas to resolve this issue? I'd rather not have to do another reinstall then be nagged by Windows update to install Silverlight, which would probably cause the issue to come back.
The first time this happened I can't recall if I installed Silverlight around the time it began or if it had been installed all along and for some reason decided to go wacky.
edit to add: also NO comments to use another browser. I am aware that I can do that and in fact I do and have no problems with any of the sites when I use SeaMonkey. At this point I want to know what is going on to cause the browser version conflict.
Edited by Queen-Evie, 21 June 2012 - 02:51 PM.