Solved

how can Internet Explorer 7 be made as default browser?

Posted on 2011-03-01
6
334 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
Hi Everyone,

          I have a friend who installed Google Chrome about 2 days ago.  Now, only Google Chrome opens for internet access instead of Internet Explorer 7.  Unfortunately, she gets an error message indicating the program has stopped responding whenever IE is accessed in an attempt to change its configuration.  With that point in mind, is there some way the tools or options of Google Chrome can be reconfigured so it is no longer the default browser, thus, giving back IE as the default browser?

          Any help regarding this question will be appreciated.

          Thank you

           George
0
Comment
Question by:GMartin
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:AustinComputerLabs
AustinComputerLabs earned 450 total points
ID: 35013433
If you can open IE go to:
Tools
Internet options
Programs
Select "make default.
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
AustinComputerLabs earned 450 total points
ID: 35013441
If you cannot open IE go to
control panel
Network and Internet
Internet options
Programs
Select "make default.
0
 

Author Comment

by:GMartin
ID: 35013476
Hi

          I think I forgot to mention this, but, IE's configuration can not be accessed, only, Google Chrome.  Also, the OS is Windows Vista.  Will the steps outlined match up to the OS on the pc?

          Thank you

          George
0
Windows running painfully slow? Try these tips..

Stay away from Speed Up Computer Programs that do more harm than good.
Try these tips instead.
Step by step instructions in trouble shooting Windows Performance issues.

 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:AustinComputerLabs
ID: 35013486
Those steps will work for Vista or Win 7.
0
 
LVL 47

Assisted Solution

by:Donald Stewart
Donald Stewart earned 50 total points
ID: 35013509
Try Start>>>Run>>> shmgrate.exe OCInstallReinstallIE
0
 

Author Comment

by:GMartin
ID: 35020316
Hi There,

           Thanks so much for the help given to this concern :- )  I greatly appreciate it.

           George
0

Featured Post

Create Professional Looking Email Signatures

Create "Professional HTML Email Signatures" with ease.
7 Day Money Back Guarantee if not 100% Satisfied.
Affordable - Try it out for 7 Days Totally Risk Free.
Installers provided for over 45 Email clients.
Both Windows & MAC Supported.
Highly Recommended!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Problem I downloaded the Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 Beta, today, to give it a test drive and maybe write a review for the site, and it failed miserably and got stuck in a crash restart loop. The error message given is as illustrated below i…
It's here again; Microsoft is launching a new version of Internet Explorer: Internet Explorer 9, with noticeable changes on its interface, functions and new tools. As they say on its promotional video: "It's time to play, on a more beautiful web", f…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to add subdomains to your content reports. This can be very importing in having a site with multiple subdomains.
Shows how to create a shortcut to site-search Experts Exchange using Google in the Chrome browser. This eliminates the need to type out site:experts-exchange.com whenever you want to search the site. Launch the Search Engine Menu: In chrome, via you…

710 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question