What is Set Program Access and Computer Defaults?

You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.

Set Program Access and Computer Defaults makes it easy for you to change the default program used for certain activities, such as web browsing, sending e‑mail, playing audio and video files, and using instant messaging.

You can also specify which of these default programs are displayed on the Start menu, on the desktop, and in other locations.

Open Set Program Access and Computer Defaults by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking Default Programs, and then clicking Set program access and computer defaults.Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.


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