Thank you! it worked.
"PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABearMVP@gmail.com> wrote in message
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1. Add/Remove Programs | Add/Remove Windows Components | Internet Explorer
<=make sure this is checked | OK your way out & reboot if you had to recheck
2a. [Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | ] Set Program Access and Defaults
| Configuration that's already checked | Browser: Select "Internet Explorer"
2b. Now check your settings here: IE Tools | Internet Options | Programs |
Default web browser.
[IE should now be found in Start | (All) Programs.]
3. For the missing desktop icon, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/945402/
4. For the missing entry in START menu (not Start | Programs), add a
shortcut to IE7 in your Start Menu folder (typically C:\Documents and
5. For the Mail Client hijack issue:
Microsoft Outlook updates change the default mail handler to Microsoft
[ignore the reference to Outlook Express]
You can reassert Windows Live Mail as your default in Set Program Access and
Defaults & then IE Tools | Internet Options | Programs. However, be aware
that installing any further OL updates will probably hijack this default
again. If you don't use OL (or OL Calender), REMOVE it from your install of
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.net
David Hawkins wrote:
> WINDOWS XP PRO with SP 3
> When I run IEXPLORE.EXE
> IE 7 runs
> Still no icon.
> Cannot locate my IE 7 icon in my start menu, my program menu, or my quick
> lauch menu
PA Bear [MS MVP] wrote:
> Please state your full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP1) when
> posting to this newsgroup.
> What happens if you do the following?...
> Start | Run | (type) IEXPLORE.EXE | OK
> David Hawkins wrote:
>> My IE desktop icon has disappeared. My IE icon on my start menu is also
>> gone missing.
>> Something happened when I ran Outlook 2003 which is not my default email
>> client on this laptop. It changed itself to be the default mail client,
>> knocked Windows Live Mail client off the Default email client on this
>> laptop. When I went back and made Live Mail my default email client. My
>> desktop icon went away from my desktop, my IE icon when away on the start