setting default browser
Posted on 2004-08-22
I want to setup Opera as the default browser on my PC, but programs still launch IE when accessing the internet
This is what i have done so far
1. Installed Opera
2. Went to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs > Add/Remove Windows Components > Removed Checkmark next to Internet Explorer
3. Went to Set Program Access and Defaults, used the Non-Microsoft setting
4. Went into Opera and set it as default browser
However, when ever i click on links in emails I have received, links within MSN Messenger, I have Hotmail setup as the default mail - this opens in IE.
Is there anything else i should change to get Opera working as the default browser? Or is this how Microsoft wanted things to work? To have IE work as default browser even though i removed it as well as access to it.