website access thru different broswers

I have a situation where I need to access program based web interfaces and internet websites thru different browsers due to compatibility issues. For example I have a application thats web based interface is only compatible with IE 10 or 11 (in compatibility mode) on Win 7 PC and several XP PCs that are running XP with IE 8. I have then have certain internet websites that I want to access on the XP PCs thru Chrome, however because the websites don't support IE 8, it would be preferable that have those internet websites use only Chrome on both platforms. I would like to set IE as the default browser on all platforms to allow the application to use it and the certain internet websites to always use Chrome. Is this reasonably possible??
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
I wouldn't think so or do that.  The preferred situation is to write it to work with all browsers.
Why don't you create shortcuts from within the different browsers to the applications you are using. So if you create a shortcut within chrome to one of your applications that you need to use chrome for then the app will open within chrome . We had a similar problem and we did this to overcome the problem. The application was running slow in IE so the supplier recommend that we use chrome so we just installed the chrome on the machines and added the shortcuts from chrome to the desktops, when the users clicked the link it opened this within chrome directly.

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HDBee3Author Commented:
The answer regarding the use of creating shortcuts from each browser works..... but needs some additional explanation. For example to get Chrome to launch You Tube you will need to go into the properties of the Chrome desktop icon and edit as follows: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" and then rename the short cut, if you desire, to what ever website you are trying to launch it as using that browser.
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