Here's the solution to define the IE 10 or Internet Explorer 11 as the default browser in Windows 8 and Win 8.1!
1. Use and define IE 10/11 in Windows 8 and 8.1 as the default browser!
2. Why and when should use the IE 10 / 11 as the default browser!
3. Download the IE 10 or IE 11 browser for Windows-8.1 or 8!
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In MS-IE please click on the Settings Symbol (... see Image-1 Arrow-2) and select the option "Internet Options" (... see Image-1 Arrow-3)!
In the Internet Options of the Internet Explorer 10/11, simply activate the tab "Advanced" (... see Image-1 Arrow-4) , then just scroll down to the option "Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default web browser" and enable (check) this option (... see Image-1 Arrow-5)
After restarting the Windows Internet Explorer get the message whether it should be used as the default browser. If you answer this with yes, the MS IE 11 and IE 10 is again the default browser in Windows 8 or 8.1.
If you for example work with MS Visual Studio and create a page when works in the DEBUG MODE (testing of source code)
will not work with the external browsers.
... Download IE-11 Worldwide languages
... Download IE-10 Worldwide languages
FAQ 128: Updated on: January 12th 2014 14:16