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  1. #1


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    windows 8

    Desktop vs tablet


    Hello,

    I was hoping to get some help. I've come across a few sites and programs (ie www.nfl.com) that automatically takes me to the mobile version of their site for some parts or assumes by laptop is a tablet as it assumes it is a tablet. Is there anywhere that will allow me to designate that my machine is a laptop ("desktop") and not a tablet and therefore is not a mobile device.

    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Where The Wild Things Are...
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    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 Pro


    What kind of laptop do you have ?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    Dell XPS 15 (L521x)
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  4. #4


    Where The Wild Things Are...
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    Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8 Pro


    Might be a browser issues. Which browser are you currently using?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    IE10, but its not just websites. There have been a couple of programs that will not install as they say they are not compatible with tablet/mobile devices.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro


    can you post exact software and error messages you are getting?

    Also, this sounds like a browser issues specifically, this is not a Laptop issue.

    Sounds like you might be going to the wrong address as a bookmark?

    I am able to access NFL without issue on a Dell Inspiron 1764, both in the Desktop Browser and Metro Browser, it is not redirecting me to the mobile site.

    Have you tried clearing Cookies, Temp Inet Files etc.?
    Try going to Internet Options and doing a Reset Web Settings?
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    windows 8


    MSReaderSetupUSA.exe

    "This version of Microsoft reader is not optomized for windows tablet PC edition."

    As well the nfl.com site works fine until I try to access game center to see all the stats of a game.
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  8. #8


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    Win 8.1 Pro


    Yeah, you may have to contact Dell about this.
    I was able to install the MS Reader without issue.

    This is an issue of that laptop, not Win8.
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