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Windows 7: How can i make another web browser the default

02 Dec 2010   #1
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 
How can i make another web browser the default

well a couple days ago i posted about my IE 8 AND 9 BETA being a blurry mess i had posted pics on this before i want to know is how to make fire fox the default on top of IE

Also how can i get rid of IE 8 AND 9 period since it doesnt work like it should i want to rid this disgrace off my machine anyone can help me i would be greatly apreciated


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02 Dec 2010   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

type default into your start-menu search-box.

select 'default programs'...

...et voilą.

then uninstall ie9 from the control panel, i suppose.

i would keep ie8, though.
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02 Dec 2010   #3
derekimo

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Here's how to disable IE, Windows Features - Turn On or Off

Here's how to set another program as default, Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations
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02 Dec 2010   #4
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok i actually just uninstalled IE 9 and im going to restart give me a few and i will be back with a reply

I went into windows updates i hope that is the correct area
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02 Dec 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

er, windows update isn't the place to uninstall stuff.
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02 Dec 2010   #6
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Ok i actually just uninstalled IE 9 and im going to restart give me a few and i will be back with a reply

I went into windows updates i hope that is the correct area
For IE9 it is, Internet Explorer 9 - Uninstall
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02 Dec 2010   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ah, sorry - i stand corrected.

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02 Dec 2010   #8
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
ah, sorry - i stand corrected.

No harm Mickey, I only knew that from uninstalling it myself once.
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02 Dec 2010   #9
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

I am pleased to say IE9 was the culprit I am now running like i should clean and clear with out the bs Blurr Man you guys saved the day

I am going to rep each and one of you especially Mickey megabyte you were helping since first post yesterday very gratefull and now very happy So I guess im going to stay away from the BETA for a while but in retrospect I think IE9 is still in use cause i uninstalled it but the browser looks the same wierd but I don't care it works


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02 Dec 2010   #10
mickey megabyte

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