How to Make IE7 Beta Look Like IE 6


If you are running the IE7 beta, some sites and applications expect you to have IE 6 on your machine.  In many instances, these sites are not doing a greater than version check, but looking for a specific set of IE versions.  Thus, the following script I obtained from a co-worker will help "fool" sites and applicaitons into thinking you have IE 6.0.  Just take the followiing text and paste it into notepad and save as a .reg file and execute it.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]
"Version"="MSIE 6.0"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]
"SV1"=""


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector]
"IE"="6.0000"



[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\5.0\User Agent]
"Version"="MSIE 6.0"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\User Agent\Post Platform]
"SV1"=""


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Version Vector]
"IE"="6.0000"


 

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