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    WinXP + IE8 issue with accessing sites.

    I have two clients both trying to access a website, one win7 ie9 and one winxp ie8. The win7 client loads the site fine however the winxp client sits there trying connect. On the xp client the status says it is connecting to site xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx and after a few mins fails to load. Both clients are logged in with the same user, with the same rights to the content filter. The logs on the content filter show that the xp client is trying to connect to xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx however it shows the win7 client is trying to connect to website.co.uk. The xp client is being blocked by our content filter claiming its unknown non-http traffic. The win7 client goes through as expected.Both machines have dhcp addresses in the same range and subnet, same default gateway, same ie config, same dns servers, same everything. The majority of sites work no problem but quite a few dont such as google apps, bbc, all of which according to the content filter are being accessed by unresolved ip only.I hope this makes sense, can any one suggest what the problem could be?Thanks

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    A certificate problem maybe?

    If you try installing Chrome or FF on the XP machine, do these websites then work correctly?

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    I've just installed Chrome and the sites work which seems to point to ie8 as the weak leak. Ive already defaulted the settings in IE8, not sure what else i can do.

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    Well XP is now discontinued, plus IE8 is pretty much on its way out. A lot of websites won't work properly with it.

    This is why IE9, IE10 or IE11 is recommended (which can't run on XP), so your only choice is FF or Chrome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Well XP is now discontinued, ... so your only choice is FF or Chrome.
    Or upgrade to a newer version of Windows!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesbmarshall View Post
    Or upgrade to a newer version of Windows!
    Indeed, although I think it was a mistake for Microsoft to offer 'super' extended support for XP. It gives out the wrong message.

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    Its only really till the end of the school year so as a stopgap ive put chrome on them as suggested. Thanks all

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