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Windows 7: IEll - make default

25 Dec 2016   #1
ess1

Win7
 
 
IEll - make default

Had recent computer crash. IT person had to use my Win7 disk to reboot from.
He managed to salvage files (not all).

I have ended up with Chrome browser as my default. How can I revert to IE 11 please?
At the moment I open IE 11 through Chrome!

Appreciate assistance please.


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25 Dec 2016   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Yep Chrome install corrupts a lot
Open Chrome and switch the setting to not be default and not to ask on start to be default.

Then reset ie11 and make sure you check the box to delete personal settings.
Internet Explorer - Reset
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25 Dec 2016   #3
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Hi

Re-read your post.

Before you attempt to do anything, do windows update to ensure the system is up to date.

This is to ensure your system is totally update on critical and security to avoid further crash.

Don't forget to create a System Restore Point.

IE is part of Windows system in any versions.

You need to bring IE out of the box, as you can do it. Edit: If you cannot find IE program.

Open Control Panel --> click on Programs --> under Programs and Features -

--> click on "Turn Windows features on and off" --> put a mark on the box next to Internet Explorer 11

Edit: Required to restart the computer.

Finally, open Internet Explorer 11 and will ask you to set as default browser.

Edit: If possible, check if there is an update for IE.


Hence you do not need Chrome, then you need to uninstall Google Chrome.



Eric.
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26 Dec 2016   #4
ess1

Win7
 
 

Many thanks to both replies. Much appreciated.

As an 85 youngster or dummy and being the festival season I will enter the realms of restore, default later

Regards,
ess1
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04 Jan 2017   #5
ess1

Win7
 
 

> ThrashZone
Opened Chrome but could not find setting to not be default etc.

> Eric3742 Did all recommended but IE opened without asking re default, just the default MSN url.

Still confused

Happy New Year to both.

rgds.

Edit: Discovered posts still opened with Chrome.
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04 Jan 2017   #6
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ess1 View Post
Had recent computer crash. IT person had to use my Win7 disk to reboot from.
He managed to salvage files (not all).

I have ended up with Chrome browser as my default. How can I revert to IE 11 please?
At the moment I open IE 11 through Chrome!

Appreciate assistance please.

Do check with the IT person on the company policy in using Chrome as browser.
As it can be set by the Administrator.

Guess is that it is default due to the Chrome setting that to open MSN url.

Chrome --> Setting, scroll down to click on "Show advanced settings"
At the On Startup, there are 3 options.
On the 3rd option "To open a specific page or set of pages. Set pages"
All you need is to confirm on the Company policy with the IT staff, and if possible check whether you want to use IE, is it possible.

As for the default MSN url, refer to the link

how do I delete the MSN default startpage/homepage from my laptop - Microsoft Community



Eric.
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04 Jan 2017   #7
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Start> Control Panel> Internet Options> Programs Tab> "Make Default" > Apply

Also if you check the box "Tell me if IE is not the default browser" you get a pop up when you launch IE that will allow you to set it as default if another browser has been set as default.
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05 Jan 2017   #8
ess1

Win7
 
 

Thank you all very much. Working so far.

Now have to have "LastPass" sorted out.
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