Internet Explorer 11 Default Web Browser block greyed out

In windows outlook, often, when I click on an email link, firefox browser pops up instead of my preference, Internet Explorer.


The setting choice for making Internet Explorer my default browser is greyed out.


How can I make Internet Explorer my default browser if the setting is greyed out?

 

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Last updated January 10, 2020 Views 15,274 Applies to:

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Obviously Firefox has settings to block changes and you can either look into those settings and uncheck that option or see if resetting Internet explorer will revert the changes for you ?

Reset process first opening Internet explorer

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using windows 7 32 bit.

Reset again and again and still default browser greyed out.

Uninstalled firefox and chrome and reset again and still greyed out.




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Report any discrepancies from the prior posted reset process=

Did you use the Start button search method to open Internet options with Internet explorer totally Closed ?

Was there a popup showing Four green checkmarks ?

Was there another popup when you first opened Internet explorer showing Use the Default setting ?

Please report which Security suite you have installed,

Please also post screen shots of the Show All Add-ons pages,

Use the Windows snipping tool to take the screen shots,

Located at Start/ All Programs/ Accessories folder,

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Use-Snipping-Tool-to-capture-screen-shots

Use this button to upload the files,

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1. Re-assert Internet Explorer as the default Browser in the CUSTOM (<=important!) section of Set Program Access and Computer Defaults (ignore the "Use my current brower" option).

 

2a. Right-click on the following link & select SAVE TARGET AS... to download/save the file to your desktop: http://www.slipstick.com/doit/chromehtml.reg [1]

 

2b. Double-click on the file you saved in #2a above & accept the prompt to MERGE the data with the Registry.

 

3. IMPORTANT - DON'T SKIP THIS STEP! => Open Internet Explorer (only!) to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737 & run a Reset.

 

Tip: For optimal results, check the Delete personal settings option

 

4. Reboot & test.

 

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