Internet Explorer Not Configured as Default Browser

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SYMPTOMS

When you install Internet Explorer for Windows 95, it is not automatically configured as the default browser. When you run Internet Explorer after installing it, the following message may be displayed:
Internet Explorer is not currently your default browser. Would you like to make it your default browser?
If you click No, this message is displayed each time you start Internet Explorer.

CAUSE

This behavior occurs if you have another Web browser installed in addition to Internet Explorer and your earlier version of Internet Explorer was not configured as the default browser.

RESOLUTION

To configure Internet Explorer as the default browser, start Internet Explorer, and then click Yes when the following message is displayed:
Internet Explorer is not currently your default browser. Would you like to make it your default browser?
If you do not want Internet Explorer to be the default browser, click No. To prevent the message from appearing again, click to clear the Always perform this check when starting up check box before you click No.

MORE INFORMATION

By default, Internet Explorer checks to see if it is the default browser each time it starts. If Internet Document (HTML) files are associated with a different browser when Internet Explorer starts, Internet Explorer recognizes that it is not the default browser and prompts you to make it the default browser.

If your earlier version of Internet Explorer was not configured as the default browser, Internet Explorer is not automatically configured as the default browser and the message is displayed. If you do not allow Internet Explorer to configure itself as the default browser, the message appears each time you start Internet Explorer until you clear the Always perform this check when starting up check box.

To determine which program Internet Document files are associated with in Windows 95, follow these steps:
  1. On the desktop, double-click My Computer.
  2. On the View menu, click Options, and then click the File Types tab.
  3. In the Registered File Types box, click Internet Document (HTML). The program that is listed on the Opens With line in the File Type Details area is the program that Internet Document files are currently associated with.
To associate Internet Document files with Internet Explorer in Windows 3.1, follow these steps:
  1. Start File Manager.
  2. Click any .htm file to select it.
  3. On the File menu, click Associate.
  4. In the Associate With box, click Internet Explorer to select it, and then click OK.

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Article ID: 153774 - Last Review: December 5, 2003 - Revision: 3.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0
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