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Youtube thinks I'm using IE7 when I have IE8

by msoucy / July 10, 2012 12:46 PM PDT

All of a sudden Youtube thinks I'm using IE7 yet in fact I'm using IE8 with Windows XP. Also I can't get any Youtube videos to play. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing Adobe Flash Player and that didn't fix the problem. I also read that I should check that I don't have compatibility mode turned on and I don't. I'm kind of at a lost. Any suggestions?

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What about
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 10, 2012 9:17 PM PDT

another browser? That is always the first test in these type of problems.

Mark

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Firefox
by msoucy / July 11, 2012 12:38 AM PDT
In reply to: What about

I also tried Firefox. With Firefox Youtube tells me I need to update to the latest version of Adboe Flash Player. This kind of leads me to believe there is an issue with Adobe Flash on my PC. I uninstalled Flash and reinstalled it and I still have the same issue. Also I'm having a problem with my wife's netbook. She has Windows 7 and IE9 and Youtube won't work there either. However I don't get the IE upgrade message on her netbook. I seem to recall a long time ago that a friend of mine had a similar issue with his PC where Youtube didn't work. I recall the fix was he was missing a .dll file that was preventing Adobe Flash from working. Could that be the same issue I'm having?

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When I read this I give the nod to Chrome.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 11, 2012 1:09 AM PDT
In reply to: Firefox

Try the Chrome browser when you encounter Flash problems.

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