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Windows 7: Accessing websites without a browser

08 Jul 2014   #1
Raevyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Accessing websites without a browser

Hello all! So I have a friend that cannot access the internet. It is not a network stack issue, it was a user issue instead involving mucking up IE and deleting Chrome. There is or at least used to be a way to access a specific website I think from the help screen, but I cant seem to find it. It was like you pull up help (?) and in a drop down menu there was an option to go to a website, you type that site in and it will pull up. Does this ring any bells? Does anyone know how to do this? It may not even be a help screen.. its been years since I have done this. No the friend is not local so I cant just go over and install it.


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08 Jul 2014   #2
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I haven't heard of that.

However you could install a browser on a USB.

Give it to him then he could install?
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08 Jul 2014   #3
Raevyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh trust me, that would be my first option LOL. But they are states away so it is more of a walk through I have to do.
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08 Jul 2014   #4
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ohh okay, let me have a look around - and i'll see if i can come up with anything.
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08 Jul 2014   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Have the friend try opening a file explorer window and just typing the url instead of a folder like:
"http://portableapps.com"

If that doesn't work you can put Firefox Portable on a USB and mail it to him or her.
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08 Jul 2014   #6
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Try this,

Surf Internet without Opening Web Browser in Windows 7

I believe this is exactly what you are searching for.
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08 Jul 2014   #7
Raevyn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So ironically, that wasnt what I was thinking but it worked anyway so thanks all!
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08 Jul 2014   #8
HarriePateman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

No worries, glad i could help!

Stay Active!
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