Websites don’t like old browsers or old settings

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member Saki23 has a Win7 machine that came with IE 9 installed. Why, then, do several websites accuse Saki23’s browser of being outdated — and refuse to display their pages?

Even an upgrade to IE10 failed to solve the problem. Fortunately, Loungers in the Internet Explorer forum helped reveal the solution.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Verifying large email list
Word Processing Word not displaying file when opening
Spreadsheets Auto-increment single cell on template
Databases Conditional data entry
Presentation Apps Distributing LibreOffice Impress presentation
Visual Basic for Apps Help with macro that changes documents in directory
Microsoft Outlook Need macro that runs when sending new mail
Non-Outlook E-mail Blocking senders
General Windows Update failure
Windows 8 Windows 8.1 fun
Windows 7 Default email problem in Windows 7
Windows Vista Links dying
Windows XP Windows Update failed
Windows Servers Deleting temp files every day
Internet Explorer Some webpages see older version of IE
Third-Party Browsers Firefox homepage retention
Networking Hard drive disconnecting
Other Technologies
Security & Scams Tablet stolen; any immediate suggestions?
Maintenance Win7 Pro backup failure
Hardware Purple streak down middle of monitor
Graphics/Multimedia Elements 12 opens but not with photo
Other Applications Installation CD not recognized

starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.