Solved Some Web sites may not display or perform as expected

September 24, 2012 at 06:21:42
Specs: Windows XP, 2GB
The issue:
As stated above some websites are not comming up as they are supposed to in html. Some sites like Wikipedia, are comming up in a text format. the globe of text on Wikipedia is all left justified on the left side of the page (no globe shape).

I have a Win XP SP 3 (fully updated)
Running IE7.0.5730.13

Attempts to resolve:
checked security settings
checked IE settings
Checked control pannel

Curious why this is happening on some site and not other as well as not to all users. Any assistance would be appreciated.

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September 24, 2012 at 08:50:27
✔ Best Answer
Try updating to IE8 which is the latest version for XP:

Or install & use the Firefox web browser instead:

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September 24, 2012 at 08:53:50
Not my network, and helpdesk has said that it happens sometimes and there is nothing that they can do about it.

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September 24, 2012 at 09:17:51
The IE 8 would have been my first choice too. Since you are at work then leave it to the IT people. Any attempt to correct it or bypass it might end your employment.

In that case I might demand that IT take the junky computer and give me a working one. That might fly until they take your computer and never return too.

Telling us what web sites or the exact message might help.

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September 24, 2012 at 09:28:19

The stupid part... it's working, I’m certainly not going to hold my breath on that one.

I appreciate all the assistance.

M. Fix

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September 24, 2012 at 09:43:48
If anyone comes up with a solution other then upgrading to IE 8 please let me know so I can pass along to support. It is irritating when a large part of work is based on research and picture that may come up on a given site that has value but the link to the pic is broken and everything is in text format due to the issue. At that point I have to have someone else stop what they are doing and access the page and pull the information and/or pic needed.

I agree, upgrading is what I would do normally do in a case like this where time is an issue, but with extra time, It would be nice to resolve the issue causing the problem to begin with. I'm going to give it a couple of more days to see if anyone can come up with a solution that I can try or pass to support.

Again thanks for all the help guys.

M. Fix

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September 25, 2012 at 14:24:22
Most likely the websites have been geared to IE8 or more modern browsers. It is often difficult (or impossible) to make software forward compatible.

Presumably your IT won't let you install Firefox either.

Can't imagine why your IT are clinging onto IE7.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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September 26, 2012 at 05:21:37
You win the prize - not allowed to install anything, I can request, but have already requested IE 8 and the answer is no as they are looking into switching to it already and want to do it by sections over time when it has been approved.
Holding my breath...

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September 26, 2012 at 10:05:31
I kind of hate to say this but you can install two or more more new browsers. Chrome and firefox may be installed by any user. You might need to add in some java or flash or even special music reading files but most people can use it. Try them off a flash drive but be sure to check with IT.

I tend to use a very small browser too once in a while. QTweb is very fast and reads almost any web site.

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September 26, 2012 at 11:02:10
Thanks for the heads up, I will get in touch with our IT and see if that is a scenario that will have wings or if they are going to hand me an anvil.

M. Fix

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September 26, 2012 at 21:13:10
Apparently Google Frame plug-in is invisible to the naked eye and does not require administrator rights.

With a newer JavaScript engine gives modern "abilities" to Internet Explorer 6.0 through 9.0 including the ability to view HTML5 which these older browsers don't really support.

I don't see why this would not be permitted.

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September 27, 2012 at 09:03:12
Seems like spam.

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