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Default Web Browswer - How to avoid linking email address?

by MaxManiac / August 8, 2015 11:11 AM PDT

Windows 10 installed painlessly over my old Windows 7. In starting web browser, it always asks if I want to make it my default. I click "yes" and it then opens a window to assign a calendar and email address to the browser. I do not want a calendar or email address assigned to this user ID, but it will not accept a default browser without email address and calendar. How do I get past this? Everytime I open the browser it asks the default question, but will not accept as default without email and calendar assigned. I'm ready to go back to Windows 7.

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Here I headed to and installed Firefox.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 8, 2015 11:17 AM PDT


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(NT) I use Firefox, but you can use IE too. I don't like Edge.
by wpgwpg / August 8, 2015 11:21 AM PDT
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by Lumpy95 / August 8, 2015 12:37 PM PDT

I hate EDGE so far, the bookmarking system sucks for 1 thing. I use Chrome 95% of the time and IE 11 sometimes.

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