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When i visit microsofts website to download windows 10 iso it redirects me to download the media creation tool which complete bloatware nonsense, the redirect happens because im connecting to their website while using a windows device and their websites knows that by inspecting my useragent, when i visit the same website from a virtual linux machine im not redirected and can directly download the iso, this is utter bullshit obviously. is there any extension or a config tweak that i can use to temporarily edit my useragent so websites beleve im using linux while im using windows and vise versa?

When i visit microsofts website to download windows 10 iso it redirects me to download the media creation tool which complete bloatware nonsense, the redirect happens because im connecting to their website while using a windows device and their websites knows that by inspecting my useragent, when i visit the same website from a virtual linux machine im not redirected and can directly download the iso, this is utter bullshit obviously. is there any extension or a config tweak that i can use to temporarily edit my useragent so websites beleve im using linux while im using windows and vise versa?

Isisombululo esikhethiwe

There's a support article which may help. You can find user agent strings online and there is at least one extension.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-reset-default-user-agent-firefox

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Isisombululo Esikhethiwe

There's a support article which may help. You can find user agent strings online and there is at least one extension.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-reset-default-user-agent-firefox

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Will have a look at the extension, thanks.

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