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Windows 7: Cannot set IE11 as default browser

21 Apr 2016   #1
stumped2

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 
Cannot set IE11 as default browser

I am having a problem setting IE as my default browser. I have selected it as default in 'Choose access and defaults'' but in "Set default programs" IE isn't listed as a option. Any help/advice?




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21 Apr 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Have you turned it off?,
Check via

ControlPanel >> programs >> then top LEFT features, another window will open and IE will be there,
It should be ticked, if not tick it, a reboot will be needed.

Roy
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21 Apr 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Uncheck all of the other listings they apply to the other browsers on the same line.

One of them might throw a fit and have done some interesting locking out of making changes

Open each one and go to their settings and uncheck make them selves default and restrict changes.

My guess would be Vivadi which is weird in it's self as a listing
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21 Apr 2016   #4
stumped2

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply and suggestion. It is already checked:


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21 Apr 2016   #5
stumped2

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Uncheck all of the other listings they apply to the other browsers on the same line.

One of them might throw a fit and have done some interesting locking out of making changes

Open each one and go to their settings and uncheck make them selves default and restrict changes.

My guess would be Vivadi which is weird in it's self as a listing
Vivaldi is a new browser Vivaldi browser review: Powerful features outshine slightly sluggish performance | PCWorld

Where are you suggesting I Uncheck the other browsers? If I remove access it deletes the program.
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21 Apr 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
In your original questions 1st screen shot
ie11 is grayed out all the others can be unchecked.
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21 Apr 2016   #7
stumped2

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

If I uncheck them, it uninstalls them.


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21 Apr 2016   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi
I do not get that prompt after apply it simply saves the settings and that's all.
Internet explorer is not grayed out for me either :/

I believe you probably picked up more than just a new browser

Save Adwcleaner to your desktop and right click it and select Run as administrator
Use the Download now @ bleeping computer button
Start the scanner and remove what it finds by using the Clean button
AdwCleaner Download
Post the scanner results.
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21 Apr 2016   #9
stumped2

Windows home premium 64bit
 
 

Already run Adware Cleaner...nothing found. The IE was grayed out as it was the one selected to be default. Doesn't matter which browser I choose, the choice will grey out after selecting. Have run Malwarebytes Pro and anti-virus...nothing found.


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21 Apr 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Not sure what to say I have never receive a popup message like that :/
I assume you uninstalled Chrome ?
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