Internet Explorer

    User Agent String Utility version 2

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    A utility that opens an Internet Explorer 7.0 window that is configured to report its identity to websites as being Internet Explorer 6.0.
    • Version:

      2.0

      File Name:

      uasutility-v2-x86.msi

      Date Published:

      8/21/2007

      File Size:

      182 KB

      KB Articles: KB923196

        Whenever Internet Explorer releases a new major version, Microsoft makes every attempt to coordinate the change with major web site owners so that users who upgrade to the latest version can take advantage of new features available on the upgraded browsing platform. A character string called the “User Agent String” identifies the major version of the browser to web sites so that the sites can offer certain functionality on particular browser versions. In some cases, websites might misidentify a new version of IE as an outdated version, with results ranging from rendering and behavior issues to total rejection of the user. This utility changes certain registry keys on an IE 7.0 installation to allow a user to emulate an IE 6.0 installation as a simple workaround until problematic sites update their code. It also offers users the option to report these problematic sites to Microsoft.
    • Supported Operating System

      Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2

        Internet Explorer 7.0
      • Double-click the downloaded install file to install the program. After installation is completed, use the shortcuts on your Desktop and in your Start Menu to launch the utility.

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