Set Google Chrome as the Default Browser in Windows 7

There are several great browsers that you can use in Windows 7, and they can all be downloaded for free. But there is no “best” browser, as different people find different features of each one that they prefer or dislike. Google Chrome is a popular choice because of its’ speed and simplicity and, if you have started using it as your main Web browser, you might decide that you want to set it as your default. So read below to learn the steps required to make that happen.


Set Chrome as Default in Windows 7

Google Chrome is my personal browser choice, due largely to the fact that I can incorporate its’ use across multiple devices, computers and operating systems. And if I’m going to click a link in a document or email, I prefer to have it open in Chrome. That is just one of the features that you will be activating by setting Chrome as your default browser for Windows 7.


Step 1: Click the Start button at the bottom-left corner of the screen, then click the Default Programs option in the column at the right side of the menu.

click start, then click default programs



Step 2: Click the Set your default programs option at the center of the window.

click the set default programs option



Step 3: Click Google Chrome from the list at the left side of the window.

select google chrome in the column on the left



Step 4: Click the Set this program as default option at the bottom of the window.

set chrome as default browser in windows 7



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