Fix: Windows Unable To Set Google Chrome As Default Browser

On my Windows PC, when I try to open a link, it opens in Internet Explorer -even though I have set my default browser as Google Chrome. So how is it possible?

You can set Chrome as the default browser while installing it, when you are offered the option to Set Google Chrome as my default browser. Alternatively, you can also set it via the browsers Settings. But in spite of setting it as the default browser, my links continued to open in Internet Explorer! Well, I finally fixed the issue.

Set Chrome as default browser in Windows

So to help all those guys facing this issue, there are other ways to do so.

1. Press Windows Key + Q to get search box. Type default and you’ll get Default Programs as a result.

2. Click on that to get this window.

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3. Finally select Google Chrome and click Set this program as default. Click OK.

This should help!

But if it still doesnt help, I have a straight-forward solution. I have exported the concerned registry keys  from my Windows 7 registry; which has Google Chrome set as default browser and have created a registry fix file, which you can download using the below-mentioned link. All you need to do is to open the file with Registry Editor and its contents to your Registry and reboot to see results.

Download : Registry fix to set Chrome as default browser.

You can try both the ways and see which helps you.

P.S. : We haven’t meet this issue with other popular browsers like Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc. But if you are facing this issues with these browsers as well, mention it here and we’ll fix it for you.

Read: How to set default browser – Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge.

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.