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Post-Platform User Agent String and IE11 F12 User Agent String Change

Q: Post-Platform User Agent String and IE11 F12 User Agent String Change

We have a custom User Agent String defined on our clients. When I change IE9 to Compatibility Mode (over F12 Developer Toolbar), the User Agent String changed and the custom definied token stayed.
When I change the User Agent String in IE11 (e.g. to IE9) over F12, the custom definied User Agent String is removed.
Is this by default and is there another way to change the user agent string for troubleshooting but keep the custom definied token?


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A: Post-Platform User Agent String and IE11 F12 User Agent String Change

no.. you have to add the custom token to both the x86 and x64 registry nodes.
Using userAgent sniffing is not Best Practices however. I highly recommend that you do not use it, also your ActiveX controls or plugable protocols should not use version sniffing from either the IE version vector or the iexplore.exe. Your long
term strategy should be towards addons and plugins free browsing wih html5 and native support in the OS.
To detect the presence of an ActiveX control on a client you can user new ActiveXControl ('clsid'). As well Enhanced protected mode IE9 also introduced ActiveX filtering which blocks ActiveX controls from loading (see Tools>ActiveX filtering), so you
have to feature test both for bitness and if new ActiveXcontrol('clsid')... you should distribute both x86 and x64 versions of your ActiveX controls (for public websites). By default EPM is turned off for the Trusted and Intanet zones.
You can determine the bitness of a website frame by typing
in the Dev tools console or examining the UAS for the win64 token.
Is there any reason why you have not yet upgraded to IE11? Please see
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If it relates to an intranet site then you may like to arrange a support ticket with a MS Engineer from

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restrict domain account userClick to expand...

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Nikihak said:

Can I change my laptop GPU? I have ASUS PRO5DINClick to expand...

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Can you re-post the picture?
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"My laptop"
thx 4 any advice!

A:Is it possible to change my laptop's graphics card?

Well I doubt you can get a mobile gpu off the shelf(I have never heard of it).
BTW you might as well consider buying a new laptop....
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A:Windows 7 reporting 3.25GB when got 4GB and sometimes doesn't POST

There is nothing wrong with the read out you are getting on your RAM as the missing amount will be in use by graphics or running processes.

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The best test for the RAM is to run the PC with one stick at a time for several hours using memory intensive games or play a video. If errors occur the stick needs to be replaced.

Follow this guide to test your hard drive.

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Sounds as if something has moved in it's socket, as you moved it from room to room. Most likely the graphic card. I would power off, and lift out the graphic card and refit it. Check that, if no different, remove the RAM and refit it.
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What is the model of the PC.
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A:Dell Inspiron 9100 laptop - video tracing - characters change at random

Welcome to TechSpot! Your thread is better suited to the Windows OS or Hardware forum, so I m going to ask the moderator to move it. I hope you subscribed to the thread because we don't email the reply.

If I had to give you a quick answer, I's suggest replacing the video card.
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A:Replacement components for a computer that does not POST

Take it to a respected computer repair shop, and find out exactly which component is failing. It might cost you $60 -$90, but will save you money in the long run.
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A:New build, no post, no idea

Since you have an MSI board please ensure that you've put your memory modules into the correct slots. The first RAM slot in an MSI board is not the one next to the CPU but the one after.

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A:Need some troubleshooting advice (won't POST)

Swap the Ram modules around and try again using just one module at a time.

Try to boot the PC with your OS disc in the drive.

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Appears that your video is onboard, and that your board has an AGP graphics slot.

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Supports AGP 2.0 1x/2x/4x

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From cold, can you heat the area around the CPU up with a hair dryer, then try booting.
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Have you tried a different graphics card?
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A:My computer constantly change time and date - question

Your bios setting will get reset, when you change the cmos batterry.

Take note of the setting, before changing the battery.

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Welcome to Techspot!
Sometimes when you swap a hard drive over to another PC it doesnt like the hardware change.

Try the following:
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Your specs show a dual-boot configuration, Windows XP and Windows 7... Why?
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A:A couple of POST problems - no IDE detected & wrong RAM value

Why, if it's SATA, and you have a free master, would you set it as slave?
Set it to master (on the back of the hard drive), plug it in the proper port, and hop into the bios, making sure it shows up correctly, then try restarting.

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have you tried another microphone?
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A:OS will not change audio settings, maybe malware?

See if this helps Reference Guides to Help Setup and Troubleshoot Windows Audio and Sound Cards