I am the admin for my computer.
I installed Netscape 7.2 on my factory intalled Windows 7 Home (with latest updates downloaded) computer.
Netscape is in the Programs (x86) folder
I can run Netscape.
When I want to make it my default email program is when I have a problem.
I tried IE8->Internet Options -> Programs ->Internet Programs, Set Programs.
When I select 'Set your default programs' Netscape is not listed to select.
So then i select 'Set program access and computer defaults'
I go to 'Choose a default e-mail program' and I click the Netscape Mail radio button.
I get a popup with:
"Netscape 7.2 Mail could not be set as the default mail application because a registry key could not be updated. Verify with your system administrator that you have write access to your system registry, and then try again."
I have been able to update other registry keys via regedit.
I am at a loss and I really want to be able to use mailto when on the internet.