If you have Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) installed and you're still getting warning messages about having IE7 installed, then it is very likely that you have IE7 compatibility mode turned on.
IE7 compatibility mode was created by Microsoft because when IE8 was first released, many Web sites that were written for IE7 did not work correctly in the new browser.
However, Lottery Post was extensively tested with IE8 before the new browser was even released to the public, so it has never required IE7 compatibility mode to be turned on.
(Incidentally, the same is true for the new IE9 Web browser. Lottery Post will not require IE9 to be set to a compatibility mode in order to function correctly, and it will in fact work much better in native IE9 mode.)
To be sure IE7 compatibility mode is disabled, you need to check two different areas in IE8:
- Press the Alt key on your keyboard to display the menu. Then, from the Tools menu, select Compatibility View Settings. If Lottery Post appears in the "Websites you've added" box, highlight it and click the Remove button.
Also, be sure that the option for "Display all websites in Compatibility View" is not checked. Then click the Close button.
- Press F12 to show the Developer Tools window. In the menu of that window, the two right-most menus should say, "Browser Mode: IE8" and "Document Mode: IE8 Standards". If they do not say that exactly, then change them to those settings. Then close the Developer Tools window by clicking the red "X" in the upper-right corner.
That should do it! You should no longer receive the IE7 warning messages, and your Internet Explorer is set to its optimal compatibility mode settings for Lottery Post.