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Internet Explorer Compatibility View Updates

How to Receive Internet Explorer Compatibility View Updates
Published by Brink
30 Dec 2008
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How to Receive Internet Explorer Compatibility View Updates

information   Information
This will show you how to receive or not receive Internet Explorer Compatibility View updates through Windows Updates (typically, every 2 months) for a list of web sites that should be displayed in Compatibility View. These list updates are automatically added or removed from the Compatibilty View Settings list of web sites.
Note   Note
Sites on this list are based on feedback from other IE customers: specifically, for what high-volume sites did other users click the Compatibility View button on. The data Microsoft collects from IE users is the top level domain of the website and whether the user chose Compatibility View while visiting that site (please see the IE Privacy Policy for more information). For more details, see: IEBlog : Compatibility View Improvements to come in IE






OPTION ONE
In Internet Explorer "Compatibility View Settings"

NOTE: This will allow you to turn on or off receiving Compatibility View Updates at any time you like.
1. Open Internet Explorer.

2. Click/tap on the Tools Menu Bar item. (See screenshot below)
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A) Go to step 4.
OR

3. Click/tap on the Tools Command Bar button. (See screenshot below)
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4. Click/tap on Compatibility View Settings. (See screenshots above)

5. To Turn On and Receive Compatibility View Updates
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Check the Include updated website lists from Microsoft (IE8/IE9) or Downloaded updated compatibility lists from Microsoft (IE10) box. (See screenshot below step 7)

B) Go to step 7.
6. To Turn Off and not Receive Compatibility View Updates
A) Uncheck the Include updated website lists from Microsoft or Downloaded updated compatibility lists from Microsoft (IE10) box. (See screenshot below step 7)
7. Click/tap on the Close button. (See screenshots below)
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8. Close Internet Explorer when done.



OPTION TWO
Using a REG File Download

NOTE: This will allow you to turn on or off receiving Compatibility View Updates at any time you like.
1. To Turn Off and not Receive Compatibility View Updates
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Turn_Off_IE_ Compatibility_View_Updates.reg
download
2. To Turn On and Receive Compatibility View Updates
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Turn_On_Compatibility_View_Updates.reg
download
3. Save the REG file to your desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the REG file to merge it.

5. Click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK when prompted to approve the merge.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.
That's it,
Shawn







07 Dec 2011   #1
bhouser

Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit operating system
 
 
Compatibility View

Hi Brick, Thank You so much for the easy to understand instructions for turning off Compatibility View. I was so happy with your method. Beverly



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07 Dec 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Beverly, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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06 Jul 2012   #3
OlHenry

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Great tutorial. I d/l the disable reg file but still had the same problem. did a search of the reg with "BrowserEmulation" and found 3 more locations. I set the flags to 0 and my problem went away. I'm not sure which one actually fixed the problem as I edited them all at the same time.

Hope someone may find this info to be useful.

1. this one is from you.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation]
"AllSitesCompatibilityMode"=dword:00000000

2.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation]
"AllSitesCompatibilityMode"=dword:00000000

3.
[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4105843126-57720304-1097551233-1001\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation]
"AllSitesCompatibilityMode"=dword:00000000

4.
[HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4105843126-57720304-1097551233-1001\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\BrowserEmulation]
"AllSitesCompatibilityMode"=dword:00000000
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06 Jul 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Henry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The AllSitesCompatibilityMode DWORD is the registry entry that is added and set by Group Policy for all users instead of the tutorial only setting the MSCompatibilityMode DWORD from the "Compatibility View Settings" GUI. I have added the AllSitesCompatibilityMode entries to the REG file download that will also turn off the Group Policy setting as well to help others that run into the same issue you did.

Group Policy locations for "Turn on Internet Explorer 7 Standards Mode""

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Compatibility View

and

User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Compatibility View

#2 is most likely the one that fixed this for you. The entries you have with the longer S-1-5...... number is user account and computer specific, and cannot be used by anyone else.

Thank you,
Shawn
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