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When my mom uses her dial up connection, it automatically loads Internet Explorer. I want it to open Firefox or not load anything and let her do it. I have Firefox set as the default browser, but it doesn't seem to matter.
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Are you running under one or two separate accounts on Win XP. Did you uncheck the box for IE to check whether its the default browser each time it may be used?

Maybe your mom is getting sneaky, likes IE, and sets it as the default browser when you're not looking. LOL

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She's running 1 account under W98. She's 93, and believe me, she wouldn't know how to make IE the default. Yes, I've unchecked the box.
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http://www.cise.ufl....ech/disable_IE/

you could try those two batch files....one disables I.E. completely and the other re-enables it....when you need to do windows updates on her machine...just use the enable...then re-disable it (can't assure you this will work...but it might)
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Where in the world do I put it?
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you just run the batch file from anywhwere....like the desktop or c: drive
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I went over to her house today and ran the program. Didn't do a thing. I think IE's indestructible!
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Just for information purposes, which dial-up service is being used: PeoplePC, AOL,...????

There's a possiblity that there are option/preference settings within the dial-up service software itself which may override any default browser selected by checking the browser's "Check if default" box. Just a guess.

I haven't used dial-up in ages, but when I did, it always accepted my default browser selection (Firefox). This is an interesting problem especially using Win 98.

As an addition on when you said you unchecked the box for IE to check if it's the default browser. I hope after you unchecked the box, you closed IE, reopened it and clicked No when it asked if you wanted to set IE as the default browser. It needs to rewrite this information.

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I guess I should check again to see if IE is unchecked. It seems I have done that about 3 times! Anyway, she uses Netzero high-speed dialup.
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Just unchecking IE does not complete the process, but that may all be academic as according to NetZero, it does not support any other browser other than IE. Or at least, it specifically said it did not support Netscape browser and possibly the Mozilla ones which use the Gecho engine. It was not specific in regards to Mozilla.

This is for the requirements listed for the Highspeed 3G. Can you check with them and clarify this support for what your mother uses?

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