Home msn not page updating

For instance, I went to a week ago and now every time I go the scores, news stories, stats, etc. Certain pieces of info on the website are current and sometimes clicking a link will bring up current info, but most is old. Let's look at what happens under the hood, what steps we would normally take to clear it up, and then make some guesses as to what else you might try. What you're experiencing isn't all that uncommon, though its persistence through the steps you've taken to clear it up is.

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The problem you're experiencing happens when the cache goes "wonky".

(Gotta love those not-so-technical terms.) In essence, that check for "is there something newer than what I have in my cache" fails, or the attempt to download and replace what's in the cache fails.

Could also be to do with the IE setting "Check for newer versions of stored pages"under Settings.

The options are: Every visit to the page, Every time you start IE, Automatically, Never.

Then you'll see what you're seeing: old information.

In your case, it's particularly noticeable since you're expecting the information to change, and in fact know that it has, and yet the web page doesn't update.

As we've discussed before, your internet browser - be it Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera or any of the others - typically keeps what's called a 'cache' of recently downloaded files.

The classic example is the image that is the logo at the top of every page of Ask Leo! Your browser will download it once and then keep it in the cache so that on each page that uses the exact same logo the browser doesn't need to download it again, it can simply use what's in the cache.

Now if I change the logo, say I update it with a new one, then the browser is supposed to notice that the image is newer than what it has, and update/replace the copy in its cache.

That way even for information that changes you always see the most current.

If you can access a website at office or from a 3G network yet it's not working on your computer, it is a good idea to use an alternative DNS service other than your ISPs.

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