How do I make MS Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) my default browser?
I tried to get IE to ask me if it wanted to be the default browser, but it will not. I keep checking the box and shutting the computer down. I am an unfortunate who had mozilla firefox foisted upon them, please help me restore IE as my default browser.
Microsoft's new Internet Explorer 7.0 is definitely a different browser than its predecessors and you're not the only person to get a bit puzzled by what's where and how you can change your configuration and defaults.
Making IE7 the default browser is easy once you know where to look, though. The key is to remember that the configuration options are now located under the "tools" icon and are called "Internet Options":
Choose Internet Options and you'll get a window with a ton of different choices. Click on the tab along the top labeled Programs and look half-way down:
As you can see here, IE7 already is my default browser, good little Microsoft Windows citizen that I am, but if it wasn't clicking on Make default would solve the problem immediately, or you could just click on "Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default web browser", click "OK", then quit and restart your browser.
In any case, I think this will solve your problem!
For completeness, if you want to make Firefox as your browser once again and it doesn't automatically ask when you start it up, just go to Tools --> Options then click on "Check Now":
You'll see a new confirmation window. Click "Yes" when it asks if you want to make Firefox your default web browser in Windows.
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