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Windows 7: How to browse Internet when can't open any web browser?


07 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
How to browse Internet when can't open any web browser?

Hi Guyz,

I am just wondering is there any way to browse in Windows 7 if I can't open any browser (like IE, Firefox, Chrome etc.)? Using notepad or similar applications' "Jump to URL" option, that can be done in Windows XP !!!

Thanks in advance.
S. Paul


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07 Feb 2011   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Are you connected to the Internet through an ISP? Why can't you open any browser?
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07 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Type URL of website in Run box and press enter.
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07 Feb 2011   #4

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm not sure i understand your question correctly.

in order to browse the internet, you need a program that can load and display webpages. among many other things, this program also has to allow the user to click on links to go to another webpage. this type of program is called a browser.

so, no, you can't browse without a browser.

i am also interested to learn how you use notepad in xp to 'jump to url'? as far as i know notepad only reads and edits simple text files. sure it can edit html files, but it cannot display html content, images, links, it can't do javascript, it can't store favourites, it can't download stuff etc etc - it's not a browser.
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07 Feb 2011   #5

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gauravinsane View Post
Type URL of website in Run box and press enter.
...and then a browser opens up?
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07 Feb 2011   #6

Winbdows 7 ultimate x64 | Ubuntu 12.04 x64 LTS
 
 

I'm not sure much but you can use cmd to connect to telnet and ftp and dload stuffs off public folders like images etc.
Below is a tutorial to download firefox using cmd window.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...t-browser.html
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07 Feb 2011   #7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

This might be an option for you...

Download Lynx Text Only Browser
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07 Feb 2011   #8

 

Browser is just a shell:
You can open explorer based windows like My Documents or any other windows related shell to connect to the internet (unless prohibited by GPO)
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08 Feb 2011   #9

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I meant, there may be privilege issues for some users (not administrator) and that's why they can't launch any web browser...
Please check the following link for a article which works fine in Windows XP. I'm just asking whether anything like this is available for Windows 7 !!!
how to browse the internet without web browser installed | David Odang dot com

Thanks,
S. Paul
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08 Feb 2011   #10

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ah thanks for the link - using xp help viewer as a 'browser' - interesting.

i don't know of any similar method in windows 7, i'm afraid.

*edit* actually you can do it in 7 too:

How to browse Internet when can't open any web browser?-goog.png

give me a few minutes to write some instructions...


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