Windows 8 – Set Chrome as the Default Browser


KB ID 0000656 Dtd 21/08/12


Even though I had installed Chrome, and told Windows 8 to set it as the default browser, it had not.


1. Whilst within Windows 8 > Press Windows Key+Q > This brings up the Apps menu > In the search box type ‘default’ > Select ‘Default’ Programs.

Windows 8 Apps

2. Set your default programs.

Windows 8 Default Programs

3. Locate Google Chrome > Then click "Set this program as default".

Windows 8 Set Chrome as Defualt

4. Now you can (if you wish) remove Internet explorer from the ‘Modern UI’. Right click the tile and select ‘Unpin from start’.

Windows 8 Remove Tile

5. Now you can drag the Chrome tile over to replace it.

Windows 8 Chrome Tile

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