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21 Aug 2010  
Michael Daniels

Windows 7 Professional (x86)
 
 
IE8 always asks me to make it the default browser

Hi everyone

I have this strange issue with IE8. Everytime I open IE, a diaglog box appears and tells me that "Internet Explorer is not currently your default browser. Would you like to make it your default browser?". I have the option "Always perform this check when starting Internet Explorer" checked and press OK. Then everything seems to be normal. But when I close IE and start it again, this diaglog box appears again ! Still having the option "Always perform this check when starting Internet Explorer" checked and press OK .

I have restarted my computer several times, but this still happen. I suspected that this diaglog box doesn't work when I press OK, and I had a little check. After clicking "OK" on that diaglog box ("Internet Explorer is not currently your default browser. Would you like to make it your default browser?" with the option "Always perform this check when starting Internet Explorer" checked), I open the Internet Options diaglog box and select tab Programs. And as I suspected, in the "Default web browser" section, the status was "Internet Explorer is not currently the default web browser" !

I have Firefox 3.6.8 on my computer. I always set Firefox not to be the default browser. When IE8 told me that it's not the default browser, I have also checked Firefox but Firefox was still not the default browser. This is really bizarre, if IE is not the default browser and Firefox is not the default browser too, so what's the default browser on my computer ?

Well, in summary, my issue is that I cannot make IE8 my default web browser . I hope that you can help me on this . Thank you very much! And have a nice day .
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