Can I disable IE

  Hetti 20 Mar 12

IE9 AND 8 has been causing problems on my PC with regards to Adobe Flash player. So I now use Chrome and have no problems with flash player, but when I try to view records in family tree maker software it try's to open widows with IE not Chrome, although Chrome is set as default.It then asks to install flash player again. So I wondered if it is possible to disable IE.

  chub_tor 20 Mar 12

It may be easier to uninstall and then reinstall Family Tree Maker which should then pick up the new default browser. Just make sure you save your data to a GEDCOM file before you unistall, you can then import it after reinstalling.

  Hetti 20 Mar 12

I just spoke to the help line for the FTM software, he advised me the software will only work within IE so I cannot disable it anyway......... So please disregard my query

  Hetti 20 Mar 12

Thanks chub_tor

But as you see in my second post according to help guys FTM needs IE:>(

  difarn 21 Mar 12

You also need IE for Microsoft updates, and Hotmail/Windows Live also uses MSN which in turn relies on Internet Explorer.

  jack kallis 07 Apr 12

You can remove IE9 Beta using the following steps.

  1. Close all programs.

  2. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

  3. Click Uninstall a Program.

  4. In the Tasks pane, click View installed updates.

  5. In the list of installed updates, double-click Windows Internet Explorer9.

  6. In the Uninstall an update dialog box, click Yes.

  7. Follow the instructions to uninstall Internet Explorer 9.

  8. When the uninstall program is finished, restart your computer.

  9. After you restart your computer, open Internet Explorer.

  10. Click About Internet Explorer on the Help menu. If Internet Explorer 7 or 8 appears in the About Internet Explorerdialog box, then you have successfully completed the uninstall.

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