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The Windows 8 installer opens up 2 tabs in my browser

  1. #1


    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit

    The Windows 8 installer opens up 2 tabs in my browser


    When I get to the part in the Windows 8 installer that it tells me what needs to come to my attention, instead of opening a little browser inside of the program as I guess it's trying to do, it opens up 2 tabs in whatever browser is my default. This would be fine if the buttons in the web pages still modified the actual installer, but they don't and therefore the installer is effectively stopped.

    I'm trying to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. Key word: Upgrade. I would like to avoid re-installing the OS altogether, but I can do that by myself if it comes to that.

    Here's what it looks like:


    I read on another thread that making IE the default would fix it, but I tried that and it did not work.

    I also had a thread on the Windows 7 forum. They didn't resolve it, but you may go and see what was tried: The Windows 8 installer opens up 2 tabs in my browser - Windows 7 Help Forums

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  2. #2


    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    I don't know if bumping works on this forum, but I assume so.
    so, *bump*
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  3. #3


    Sorry about that Zbee, I was hoping someone over here would have seen this problem before.
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  4. #4


    Colorado Springs, CO
    Posts : 5
    Windows 8.1 64-bit


    I had figured that too lol
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