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W8.1 internet explorer opens as firefox

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    W8.1 internet explorer opens as firefox


    I upgraded to w 8.1 with firefox as my default browser. When I opened the "e" shortcut google web page opened.
    I tried to download IE 11 but a message said it was already running. Can anyone help me to open IE ?

    Jim Moss

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jim,

    Double check in Default Programs to make sure that Internet Explorer is set as the default program for all of it's associations to see if it helps.

    Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8
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    That made it work and thanks.

    Jim M.
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    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome Jim.
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