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Windows 7: Websites that don't work with Windows Seven


07 Dec 2009   #1

 
Websites that don't work with Windows Seven

Yup, some websites are browser fussy, and although these are fewer and farther between nowadays... I was astounded to stumble across a major postal provider whose website says (and does refuse!) to allow me to do business online unless I regress to Windows 98 thru' to Windows XP...

For those of you not aware, Parcelforce are the parcel courrier division of Royal Mail (thus are the equivalent of USPS...) in the United Kingdom, handling tens of millions of items every week...



I'm sure as hell glad I decided to keep XP on my netbook...

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07 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You could always use XP mode.
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07 Dec 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Qdos,

This may be just be a issue with them not being compatible with Internet Explorer 8 instead, while it may work with the older Internet Explorer 7 or older version. You might see if using Compatibilty View for the website may help any.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Dec 2009   #4

 

Tried iE8 in compatability mode before posting the screenshot, it was a definite no-go situation due to the operating system the website detects, and not the browser. I've no options left under Windows 7 given it refuses to work with iE8 or another browser under Windows 7

I don't have XP mode in my version of Windows 7.
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07 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

If they're that late with updating their software requirements I don't hold out much hope for their deliveries .....

Other parcel delivery services are available
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07 Dec 2009   #6

 

They're pretty decent on international, and loads cheaper than DHL... but their website just refuses to play ball with Windows 7 full stop - and that's not good enough given everyone, but everyone, knew months ago Windows 7 was due for release...
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07 Dec 2009   #7

 
 

well see I cant open microsoft.com and I want to go there cause I need net framework but its just not working to get that update from microsoft at all
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07 Dec 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Truth,

Are you able to from this link instead?

.NET Framework Developer Center
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07 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

I really hate when a website is set to "oh, you need win XP" or "internet explorer only". If they can't make their website standards-compliant, how can you be sure that their business practices are ethical and follow all laws?
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08 Dec 2009   #10

W7 X-64 RTM,SUSE 11.1, XP PRO SP3 as a VM, VMware ESXi
 
 

Hi all
you can tell the browser to report a different OS and browser version in a lot of cases

just Google on "Masquerading your Browser" -- simple to do with Firefox and most versions of Linux -- also works with IE -- you need to understand a bit of JAVASCRIPT -- not in my area I'm afraid but it DOES work.

Cheers
jimbo
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