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Windows 7: IE is not default

27 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32bit SP1
IE is not default

IE is not listed in the default programs. I cannot set IE as a default browser, though it seems it is. My alternative internet browser is Firefox which is not default.

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27 Oct 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Hrant,

You might see if this may be able to restore Internet Explorer back in Default Programs.

Internet Explorer - Restore or Remove from Default Programs - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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27 Oct 2012   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

If Shawn's suggestion did not help, you might try this:

You can set Firefox as default:

Open Firefox> Tools> Options> Advanced> Under System defaults click Make Firefox the default browser

Confirm Firefox opens web links by default

Open IE> Tools (The gear icon upper right)> Internet Options> Programs> Put a check next to Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default browser> Now click on Make default

See if IE is now restored to default.

A Guy
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