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Windows 7: IE 8 as default browser.


29 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
IE 8 as default browser.

Hi.
Running windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. Even if set to default browser, the IE8 is not starting up when I click a link.

In the default programs I cannot see IE8. How can I get it there ?


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29 Oct 2010   #2

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you could browse for it.

press the browse button and navigate to c:\program files\internet explorer for a 32bit system, or c:\program files (x86)\internet explorer for x64 - then select the ieexplorer.exe

*edit*

OR,

start up internet explorer, tools >> internet options >> programs tab


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30 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Many thanks for your reply to my query.

What do you mean by browse and *edit* ?

I have already set it up via the tools, and as you show it in the screendump.

BTW, there are no html or htm and all the same under associate with
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30 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkhorse View Post
...BTW, there are no html or htm and all the same under associate with
Instead of "assiciate with..." try the last option "...computer defaults". Choose "custom" and select the browser you want not "my current..."

I don't understand what you mean by "all the same under associate with". Are you saying all file types open with the same program? Which program? If that's the case there is something seriously wrong with the Windows install.
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30 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I think you mean what I show in one of the attachments ?
But that even doesn't work.

With "all the same under associate with" I mean what I show here in the other attachment.


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30 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

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30 Oct 2010   #7

Win 7 ultimate x64 sp1
 
 

if that doesn't work;

windows 7 (and vista) now stores the default browser in the user portion of the registry, rather than in file associations. see attached. note that for ie the userchoice variable value is IE followed by a dot then the applicable protocol, in the case shown, ftp, so value is IE.ftp, http value is IE.http, https is IE.https.

i use firefox as my default, the value is 'firefoxURL' for all three.

i also note that in your attached file assoc. list that there is no .htm or .html entries, also where did that window in attachment two come from that has the radio buttons for ie and firefox as default? if it is an older program, it might not set the registry correctly.


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30 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kronckew View Post
if that doesn't work;

windows 7 (and vista) now stores the default browser in the user portion of the registry, rather than in file associations. see attached. note that for ie the userchoice variable value is IE followed by a dot then the applicable protocol, in the case shown, ftp, so value is IE.ftp, http value is IE.http, https is IE.https.

i use firefox as my default, the value is 'firefoxURL' for all three.

i also note that in your attached file assoc. list that there is no .htm or .html entries, also where did that window in attachment two come from that has the radio buttons for ie and firefox as default? if it is an older program, it might not set the registry correctly.
I will look in the registry here, thank you.

What the mentioned attachment shows is, if you go into :

ControlPanel=>AllControlPanelItems=>DefaultPrograms and from there:
SetProgramAccessAndComputerDefaults

Shows like it does in XP
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30 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Thank you for the reply.

I went through both, but unfortunately it didn't helped
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30 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hi again.

Attachment shows my registry with ref to IE.


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