Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

08 Feb 2011   #11
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

basically, you are using the old help viewer to read webpages, as the .chm help files are written in html, just like webpages.

the problem is starting up the viewer - it's hh.exe in the windows folder, but doesn't seem to want to start on its own - you need to open up a chm file to get the program running, then click on the question mark icon at top left, which has a 'jump to url' option. then type in the webpage you want - don't forget to include the http://.

i guess it's using the trident rendering engine from internet explorer, as fancy javascript etc all seems to work in the hh.exe.

anyway - download the attached zipped small chm file (from xp help), unzip it, right-click >> properties >> unblock (otherwise it won't open). double-click the file, then the help viewer should open up...

have fun!

Attached Thumbnails
How to browse Internet when can't open any web browser?-seven.png  
Attached Files
File Type: zip (8.7 KB, 104 views)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Feb 2011   #12

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
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.

Hi there

Not sure I understand the problem either but if you really want a very limited browser then linux has a TEXT browser called LYNX.

I don't think Windows has such a facility but you could use Linux on a Virtual Machine and then use LYNX.

Some sites might not render at all however because of all the extra bells and whistles some sites have added into their code.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

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

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Says connected to internet, but cant open browser
Hi all, for the last few days i have been having the problem of not being able to connect to the internet. only my desktop is having a problem so that eliminates the router. whether through wireless or wired, it says that it is connected in the bottom right and under network. but when i open...
Network & Sharing
Internet browser wont open web pages
I have Windows 7 Home. None of my internet browsers (firefox,IE,chrome) will open any web pages. Was working fine the day before and now nothing. When you type in an address or search on the google tab it just thinks for a a while then the address bar goes blank and nothing happens. ...
Browsers & Mail
multiple internet browser windows open automatically
Hello, I am running Windows 7 Prof x64. Recently, I have had a problem with multiple (sometimes 100+) internet browsers opening up automatically. This will happen even when I am not online. I have tried Firefox, Chrome and IE; all have the same problem. I have searched for malware, spyware,...
Browsers & Mail
Internet Explorer - Temporary Internet Files - Browse
How to Browse the "Temporary Internet Files" of Internet Explorer This tutorial will show you how to open and view the Temporary Internet Files where Internet Explorer stores copies of webpages, images, and media of sites that you have visited in Internet Explorer for faster viewing later in...
IE8: Multiple internet explorer processes active with one browser open
Sometimes I will have 4-5 browsers open at once. I will then close all except one of them. When I go into task manager, Processes, there will still be 4-6 "iexplorer.exe" processes open. I don't want this. Why do they remain open after closing the browsers? Is there a fix for this?
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:23.
Twitter Facebook Google+