weblinks in e-mail program always opens IE and desire a change.

My Windows Mail program has hundreds of stored messages with dozens of links.
When a link is clicked on it opens IE.
I removed IE 9.0 last night and I was given a message that the previous version of IE would still be on my system. It's IE 7.0.

I desire to try Firefox more often, and how do I get Firefox to open these links contained in these e-mails, instead of IE 7.0. I assume some default setting in Vista, not sure.
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Steven HarrisConnect With a Mentor PresidentCommented:
You will need to change the default programs.

Start > Control Panel > Default Programs

Select your preferred browser, then click 'Set this program as default'.
aadihConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The solution:
You will need to change the default programs. ~ThinkSpaceSolutions.

Or directly from inside your browser, change the defaults (programs and protocols).
nickg5Author Commented:
I saw not settings within the browser tools and options. (which is IE 7.0)

Control panel > defaults worked fine
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nickg5Author Commented:
Just for reference, "Change Internet Explorer Programs settings (for IE7 and 8)":

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/change-internet-explorer-programs-settings >
nickg5Author Commented:
Thanks, and I had IE 9.0 before today and IE 9.0 had always opened the links.

So there are two ways to change the default.
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