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Windows 7: Stopping annoying reminders to upgrade to IE8?

28 Sep 2010   #1
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
Stopping annoying reminders to upgrade to IE8?

My default browser is Maxthon 2. This browser runs off IE. Although I have IE8 on the computer, I keep getting messages from MS asking me to upgrade to IE8. Also, my default opening page is MyYahoo, and lately I've been getting a little dropdown saying that MyYahoo recommends upgrading to IE8. Why is this happening and how can I stop it?


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28 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

When windows advises, just say yes. It will go through the motions, but nothing will actually change; everyone wins
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29 Sep 2010   #3
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Thanks. I'll give it a try when the occasion arises. This is an intermittent problem and hasn't happened since your suggestion. However, a Maxthon forum response recommended that I select IE8 in the CustomUserAgent String field (MSC>Advanced), which I did. And, maybe that is the reason I haven't recently seen the problem?
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29 Sep 2010   #4
gregrocker

 

Have you tried IE8 yet? It is the best ever in Win7, rock solid stable with better features than the others - which I've gradually gotten rid of.

Worth a try if only to get rid of the messages!
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30 Sep 2010   #5
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you tried IE8 yet? It is the best ever in Win7, rock solid stable with better features than the others - which I've gradually gotten rid of.

Worth a try if only to get rid of the messages!
That was the problem, IE8 was already on board and I was getting these download messages from MS. My browser (Maxthon 2) wasn't set right for MS to realize that this was the case.
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30 Sep 2010   #6
Francis93

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
My default browser is Maxthon 2. This browser runs off IE. Although I have IE8 on the computer, I keep getting messages from MS asking me to upgrade to IE8. Also, my default opening page is MyYahoo, and lately I've been getting a little dropdown saying that MyYahoo recommends upgrading to IE8. Why is this happening and how can I stop it?
Maxthon may be based from Windows IE, but the engine and some components were tweaked/modified. That's why MyYahoo! detected it as a different browser. I know it's annoying but you can't stop it unless you really switch to IE8.
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30 Sep 2010   #7
flycaster

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Francis93 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by flycaster View Post
My default browser is Maxthon 2. This browser runs off IE. Although I have IE8 on the computer, I keep getting messages from MS asking me to upgrade to IE8. Also, my default opening page is MyYahoo, and lately I've been getting a little dropdown saying that MyYahoo recommends upgrading to IE8. Why is this happening and how can I stop it?
Maxthon may be based from Windows IE, but the engine and some components were tweaked/modified. That's why MyYahoo! detected it as a different browser. I know it's annoying but you can't stop it unless you really switch to IE8.
Since I have made a change in Mx2's configuration (MxSetupCenter>Advanced>from template choose IE8), all is now well. Problem, as explained by Mxguru's was that Mx didn't recognize that IE8 was on board...until I made the suggested change.
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