Browser choice

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Dr_No, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. Dr_No

    Dr_No Guest

    My OS is XP Pro SP3. I have installed the new browser choice update on my
    desktop computer, but although it is shown in the list of installed updates,
    there has been no desktop shortcut appearance, nor is there anything else to
    show its presence. I have Firefox 3.6 already installed as well as IE 8. I
    was intgerested to see how it would work. Since then I have successfully
    installed it on my laptop. Is there any way I can get it to register
    Dr_No, Feb 27, 2010
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  2. Dr_No

    Smirnoff Guest

    Perhaps you need to restart your desktop.

    I think the option only appears on restart/boot up.
    Smirnoff, Feb 27, 2010
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  3. Dr_No

    Dr_No Guest

    I found browserchoice.exe in the windows folder. A put a shortcut on the
    desktop, clicked on it, and that brought up the choice page. As I don't need
    it or the page, I deleted the shortcut and hey presto it's gone and they
    stayed gone after's all experience!
    Dr_No, Feb 27, 2010
  4. Dr_No

    Smirnoff Guest


    Some people who had the update installed automatically and regretted it,
    found they could not uninstall it and even using system restore to a
    previous checkpoint didn't remove it. In fact some posters are advising a
    registry hack to stop it running.

    I can only think that in your case the update failed to install correctly in
    the first place.

    I opted not to install it so cannot really comment further.
    Smirnoff, Feb 27, 2010
  5. As long as Fx (Firefox) or any other browser than IE is set as your
    standard browser, that's expected what to happen (AFAIK).

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Feb 27, 2010
  6. Dr_No

    Dr_No Guest

    Thank you Ottmar and Smirnoff - interest and help much appreciated.
    Dr_No, Feb 28, 2010
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