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by Don

Ironically, you must use Microsoft Internet Explorer to obtain updates for other Microsoft products such as your operating system. If you visit, for example, using Mozilla Firefox, you are greeted with the following:

Thank you for your interest in obtaining updates from our site.
To use this site, you must be running Microsoft Internet Explorer 5 or later.
To upgrade to the latest version of the browser, go to the Internet Explorer Downloads website.

Problems with Internet Explorer are regular and pervasive. It is time to force Microsoft to permit you to update your operating system without requiring you to use it’s own faulty browser. For example, what if you have been the target of a browser hi-jacking? Should you not be able to install updates to your operating system without having to use the hi-jacked browser?








2 Responses to “Microsoft Updates Unavailable Unless You Use Internet Explorer”

  1. Bilou Says:

    I’m getting that with IE7. Beat that. PS exclamation mark is supressed on this site. Please unsupress it, its useful.

  2. Bilou Says:

    Nothing worked, I tried all the tips and even revalidated. Uninstalled and reinstalled IE7 yesterday. Nope, don’t work.

    Finally found a temporary fix. Their own update site is not recognising the browser string of IE7 (latest IE7 version from Download Centre).

    Used
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923196
    To misrepresent IE7 as IE6

    Works fine . Now learning all about user agent so I can surf as OSX Safari instead of XP IE. Less embarassing.

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