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Improve Hyperlinks Behaviour When Other Browser is Used as Default

By: Arie Slob

If you set another browser (not Internet Explorer) to be the default in Windows XP, and you click a link (hyperlink) in any of the following locations:

  1. Help and Support Center
  2. Accessibility Wizard
  3. Magnifier
  4. Narrator
  5. On-Screen Keyboard
  6. File and Settings Transfer Wizard
  7. Active Desktop

the link may open in Microsoft Internet Explorer instead of in your default browser or in the Help and Support Center

Microsoft have issued a Critical Update which should fix this problem. You can get it from the WindowsUpdate Web site, or directly: