Internet Explorer 7 being reported as Internet Explorer 6

Posted on 2009-04-27
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Some websites that I use do a browser check and are reporting my IE 7 as being IE 6. I am running XP Pro w/SP3 and IE 7. Where do I find out where it is getting the wrong information from?
Question by:craigceg
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    Accepted Solution

    Hello craigceg,

    Your user-agent may be wrong. Here is how to change

    Hope this helps!

    Author Comment

    war1 - Thank you for the reply and link. It is very helpful in understanding what is going.

    My browser is reporting BOTH MSIE 7.0 and MSIE 6.0 in the User Agent string. After I modify the registry to change the one entry that is showing 6.0, and run the javascript to display the UA string, it changes back to 6.0 again.
    The website I'm using for testing still shows I'm using MSIE 6.0.
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    The UA string, after you change it back to IE7, automatically changes back to IE6?

    If so, some program is setting your IE string to IE6.  Check if your have a firewall or router doing that.

    Author Closing Comment

    Thanks for your help!

    Author Comment

    It did change back a couple of times, but now it seems stable. Thank you again for the link provided above.

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    Expert Comment

    Craig, you are welcome!

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