can you set anything but microsoft as defaults?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by John, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Netscape asks to be default mail and browser... I say "Yes" it says it
    can't change the registry, run change your user so you can change the
    registry. Good luck.

    I go to the set defaults part of Vista but the only possible programs
    listed are &%[email protected]!^%$ Microsoft programs. What is that? You can only
    choose among Microsoft programs for your default programs in vista?

    I have a single user home computer with home premium. 90% of the time so
    far is fighting back all the BS Microsoft sets you up with. Uninstalling
    the ads, turning off all the crap that's supposed to protect you. I'm
    down to this problem and a couple other things after only 5-6 hours.


    John, Aug 23, 2007
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    PaulB Guest

    Start netscape by right clicking on it and selectiing "Run as administrator"
    PaulB, Aug 23, 2007
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    Does Netscape have an update to be compatible with Vista's registration
    scheme? It's a pretty easy one - they would just look up "Default Programs"
    on MSDN and go from there.

    Applications can't hijack system-wide associations on their startup on Vista
    because they don't have admin privileges. That's a user-friendly feature -
    MS applications can't do that either. =)
    zachd [MSFT], Aug 23, 2007
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    Fred Guest

    Don't you know? Microsoft is the only thing that exists in the universe.
    Therefore everything you run has to be made by them.
    If you're down to only that in 5-6 hours, you're an effin' whiz! Or you
    just haven't found most of the problems yet.
    Fred, Aug 23, 2007
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    Fred Guest

    User-friendly? I always thought it was supposed to be a good term, not
    synonymous with "pain in the butt."
    Fred, Aug 23, 2007
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