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Making Internet Explorer the default browser

When you click on a web link it no longer opens in Internet Explorer, which you would like it to.


  • Start up Internet Explorer.
  • Click Tools > Internet Options
  • Click the Programs Tab

  • Tick/check the ‘Internet Explorer should check to see whether it is the default browser’ checkbox. Click OK

  • Close and reopen Internet Explorer. You will be asked whether you wish to make Internet Explorer the default browser. Select Yes.

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