Default Browser in Windows® 7
How to change the default browser in Windows 7?
The Windows 7 is the latest Windows series Operating System from Microsoft and is power packed with advanced features to enhance the functionality of the PC and productivity of the users. The Windows 7 OS has excellent third party application support like its previous versions and also has a graphic-rich user interface. The Windows 7 OS has advanced networking capabilities and supports multiple protocols to connect with various types of available networks. The Windows 7 is having the Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 as the default web browser and enables easy, convenient web browsing without the need to install separate browser after a fresh OS install. The Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 is having many new features which are provided to enhance the browsing experience and is having good security features to prevent online threats and infections from entering your system.
Following points explain requirements and ways to change the default browser in Windows 7:
- Features of IE8
- Changing default browser
Features of IE8
The latest stable version of Internet Explorer is integrated along with the Windows 7 Operating System and is called IE8. The new Internet Explorer 8 featured in Windows 7 has advanced features like tabbed browsing, Phishing filter and options for enhancing the browsing experience. The Internet Explorer 8 also supports add-ons which are small widgets like programs integrated into the browser to meet with various requirements of the users. These add-ons are mainly provided to boost the speed and functionality of the Internet Explorer 8 browser in Windows 7.
The programs that are used to browse through websites and domains on the Internet is called as browsers and are very much essential for the users to access and make good use of the connected network for fulfilling various tasks or purposes. Likewise, Internet Explorer 8 in Windows 7 plays a major role in enhancing the usability and functionality of the connected network.
After a fresh install of the Windows 7 OS, the Internet Explorer 8 is set as the default web browser and opens up the pre-set home page. The easiest way of changing the default browser in Windows 7 is by installing suitable third party web browsers like Mozilla Firefox. Upon the completion of the new browser installation, the application .i.e. the browser prompts the users to set it as the default browser. Accepting the default browser query after installing the third party browser will allow users to easily change the default browser in your Windows 7 system. If any third party browsers are already installed in your system, you can access this option in the system defaults menu of the installed browsers.
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