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Windows 7: Cannot freely browse in XP Mode

15 Dec 2018   #1
Tipiford

Windows 7 pro 64 bit with XP Mode
 
 
Cannot freely browse in XP Mode

Using Internet Explorer 6, I seem to be able to browse to any HTTP site, but generally not HTTPS sites (with the exception of the one site I've been able to reach, https://192.168.1.1─the secured router); I can't even upgrade to a newer version of IE trying to see if that would let me get to HTTPS sites. Would like to install my favored broswer─and, of course be able to freely browse the internet from XP Mode.
I have set set the adapter to the same as that of the host machine and can browse any HTTP site (which are very few these days).


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15 Dec 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The browser is so old it cant cope with a lot of modern sites the only option is to use a modern browser
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15 Dec 2018   #3
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Tipiford,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tipiford View Post
Using Internet Explorer 6, I seem to be able to browse to any HTTP site, but generally not HTTPS sites (with the exception of the one site I've been able to reach.
Can you not run IE6 in a VM using Linux?

I hope this helps!
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18 Dec 2018   #4
Tipiford

Windows 7 pro 64 bit with XP Mode
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samuria View Post
The browser is so old it cant cope with a lot of modern sites the only option is to use a modern browser
Cannot reach https site to upgrade or change browsers


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi Tipiford,



Can you not run IE6 in a VM using Linux?

I hope this helps!

Don't use Linux
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18 Dec 2018   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Which VM software are you using? What is preventing you from downloading a browser on your host and copy/paste that installer to your guest?

The reason why many secure sites don't work is probably due to HSTS. HTTP Strict Transport Security - Wikipedia Or it's something else now I can't remember.

With older OSs and browsers, Internet suffering will be very hard to do in this day and age with updated TLS implementations and webcode.

Here's the Firefox stub that might just work to download and install Firefox.


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