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Old January 21st 13, 10:41 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Frederick[_2_]
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Default Set Up Network Shortcut to use IE?

I have Firefox and IE both active on this XP SP2 machine.
I want to go to site:
http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/
but it won't run, using Firefox. Just IE.
How can I set up my desktop shortcut to use IE, and not Firefox, to go
to this site?

Thanks

BigFred
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Old January 21st 13, 12:28 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default Set Up Network Shortcut to use IE?

"Frederick" wrote:

I have Firefox and IE both active on this XP SP2 machine. I want to
go to site:

http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/

but it won't run, using Firefox. Just IE. How can I set up my
desktop shortcut to use IE, and not Firefox, to go to this site?


Have the shortcut run the program and specify the site as a parameter,
as in:

"path\iexplore.exe" url

where, path is wherever IE is installed on your host (probably
c:\program files\internet explorer). Be sure to include the
double-quotes if the path or filename contains spaces.

The Microsoft Windows Update site won't work with any web browser other
than Microsoft's own. While you can use IE to visit the site, why
doesn't the "Windows Update" shortcut in the Start menu work (which runs
wupdmgr.exe)?
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Old January 21st 13, 01:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
Frederick[_2_]
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Default Set Up Network Shortcut to use IE?

On Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:28:02 -0600, VanguardLH wrote:

Have the shortcut run the program and specify the site as a parameter,
as in:

"path\iexplore.exe" url

where, path is wherever IE is installed on your host (probably
c:\program files\internet explorer). Be sure to include the
double-quotes if the path or filename contains spaces.

Target:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
"http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/"

Start in:
"C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer"

worked for me.

The Microsoft Windows Update site won't work with any web browser other
than Microsoft's own. While you can use IE to visit the site, why
doesn't the "Windows Update" shortcut in the Start menu work (which runs
wupdmgr.exe)?


Ur asking me???

Thanks

BF
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Old January 21st 13, 03:39 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.network_web
VanguardLH[_2_]
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Default Set Up Network Shortcut to use IE?

"Frederick" wrote:

VanguardLH wrote:

The Microsoft Windows Update site won't work with any web browser
other than Microsoft's own. While you can use IE to visit the site,
why doesn't the "Windows Update" shortcut in the Start menu work
(which runs wupdmgr.exe)?


Ur asking me???


Yes. Did you even try it yet? It loads IE, not the default web
browser, with the URL to the WU site. It's a shortcut that was put
somewhere in your Start menu when you installed Windows. I've
customized my Start menu so much that I don't know where that shortcut
was originally in the Start menu.
 




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