When you run the "Connect to the Internet" Wizard and select the "Browse the Internet now" option, Internet Explorer starts instead of the default Web browser that you set in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

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SYMPTOMS

On a Windows Vista-based computer or on a Windows Server 2008-based computer, you install a third-party Web browser. You set the third-party Web browser as the default Web browser. Then, you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard. However, if you select the Browse the Internet now option, Windows Internet Explorer starts instead of the third-party Web browser that you set as the default Web browser.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because the Connect to the Internet Wizard in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 uses the about:home parameter to start the default Web browser. The about:home parameter is an internal command to Internet Explorer. Therefore, even if the default Web browser is set to a third-party Web browser, only Internet Explorer starts.

RESOLUTION

Update information

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Update for Windows Vista (KB959130)
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Update for Windows Vista for x64-based systems (KB959130)
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Update for Windows Server 2008 (KB959130)
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Update for Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition (KB959130)
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Update for Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based systems (KB959130)
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Release Date: November 25, 2008

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this update.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must restart the computer if the Connect to the Internet Wizard is running.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace a previously released update.

File information

The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.0.6000.16xxx Windows RTM GDR
    6.0.6000.20xxx Windows RTM LDR
    6.0.6001.18xxx Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1 SP1 GDR
    6.0.6001.22xxx Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 SP1 SP1 LDR
  • Service Pack 1 is integrated into Windows Server 2008. Therefore, RTM milestone files apply only to Windows Vista. RTM milestone files have a 6.0.0000.xxxxxx version number.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and MUM files (.mum) installed for each environment are listed separately. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are critical to maintaining the state of the updated component. The security catalog files (attributes not listed) are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Connect.dll6.0.6000.167661,645,56821-Oct-200805:16x86
Connect.dll6.0.6000.209401,645,56821-Oct-200805:06x86
Connect.dll6.0.6001.181591,645,56821-Oct-200805:25x86
Connect.dll6.0.6001.222911,645,56821-Oct-200805:21x86
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Connect.dll6.0.6000.167661,691,64821-Oct-200805:37x64
Connect.dll6.0.6000.209401,691,13621-Oct-200805:30x64
Connect.dll6.0.6001.181591,691,64821-Oct-200805:49x64
Connect.dll6.0.6001.222911,691,64821-Oct-200806:26x64
For all supported Itanium-Based versions of Windows Server 2008
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Connect.dll6.0.6001.181591,901,56821-Oct-200805:50IA-64
Connect.dll6.0.6001.222911,901,56821-Oct-200806:33IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
183978 The "About:" protocol in Internet Explorer

Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista

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Article ID: 959130 - Last Review: November 21, 2008 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
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