Make Google Chrome as default Browser in Vista


Have you tried to set Google Chrome as default web broweser in Windows Vista? Fed up trying out?

Here is the solution for the problem:

  1. Close All your browsers
  2. Right click on the Google Chrome icon and Select “Run as administrator”
  3. Accept the warning about running as administrator ( I hate vista for this)
  4. Now go to Tools menu “Options” and click on “Make Google Chrome my default browser”
  5. You should see that “The default browser is currently Google Chrome.” in green Color
Google Chrome Options Menu

Google Chrome Options Menu

Make Google Chrome as your default browser

Make Google Chrome as your default browser



  1. I’m not really sure about running Chrome as an Administrator? Perhaps a better option is to

    turn UAC off
    Restart pc
    then set Chrome as default browser
    Turn UAC back on
    Restart pc


  2. it will be interesting to see if Chrome can get as much market share as Firefox; for now they seem to have leveled off…

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