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Make Chrome Default Browser on Windows 8.1

Make Chrome Default Browser Windows 8   one of the first things I did after installing Chrome on Windows 8 computer. It was easy and simple. Here is how to get Chrome as default browser.

There are a few ways to do this.

Set Chrome Default While Downloading The App

When you are downloading the Chrome App for Windows 8, you will have a check box asking if you want to set Chrome as default on your Windows 8 computer. If you have this checked, Chrome will be your default browser when download is complete.

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Easy, effortless!

After Installation – While Using Chrome

When you start using Chrome, there will be small yellow bar on the top asking if you want to set Chrome as your default browser. Click on “Set as default” to get Chrome set as your default browser.

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Easy isn’t it?

From Chrome Settings

You can go to settings on Chrome, (click settings icon or open chrome://settings) and look for “Default Browser” Click “Make Chrome my default browser” and you are done!

Another easy method!!

From Windows 8 Settings

Now, here is one more method, this one is using Windows 8 settings.

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  1. Open Control Panel > Programs > Default Programs > Set Default Programs.
  2. Select Google Chrome from the list “Programs”
  3. Click Set this program as default
  4. Click Ok

Done!

Hope you got Chrome set as default browser on your new Windows 8 computer. Subscribe to this blog for more tips and news. Its free!

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5 Comments

  1. Hello, I have a windows 8 and chrome will not even launch. I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled. Do you have any advice?
    Thank you, Arron

  2. SomeName

    21/06/2013

    This doesn’t handle the .url files, how do I get links from other apps to open in chrome instead of IE?

  3. It is easy and fast

  4. Cynthia Spildener

    18/12/2013

    I have tried and tried to access my google chrome account and I can not recover my password. I could find no phone number to call you. I really did not want to set up another account. this would incude having a another email account…don’t want to do this.

    Well, goodbye to a good browser….So sad. Maybe somewhere someone will get this email and help me Til then I am forced to use IE. Too Bad for me. Cindy