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Set Default Programs in Windows 8

Posted by Arun Choudhary Articles | Windows 8 May 06, 2012
In this article I describe how to set Default Programs in Windows 8.
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Introduction

This article describes how to Set Default Programs in Windows 8. You might often download many applications or programs and you want to choose the Default Programs in many applications; this article will help you set the Default Programs. Windows 8 provides you the ability to choose default programs. Windows has selected a few programs by default; if you want to choose your own Default Programs then there are small settings that we can change and set up our own Default Programs. Default Programs is a program that Windows uses when you can open any file such as video, music, movie.

If there are many browsers installed in your system, then you can choose one of them with the help of "choose Default Programs" for a default browser. You can set a browser as a default browser in your own Settings. You can go to the right-bottom and select the search box and type the Default Programs and click on it. After opening the resultant window, click on "Set Your Default Programs". After opening the resultant window, you see programs in the left pane and choose or right-click the one you want as The Default Program and a message will be shown; click ok.

Steps How to Set Default Programs in Windows 8

Step 1 : You moved the cursor to the right bottom and select the search box and type the name which you want.

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Step 2 : After opening the search box, you type Default Programs then click on the window that is shown.

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Step 3 : After opening the window that shows, you click on the "Set Your Default Programs".

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Step 4 : After some processing, you see a window and in the left pane, you can see many programs and you can select which of them which you want to be the Default Program.

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Step 5 : In this step, you can select which one you want to be the Default Programs e.g.- Internet Explorer and you click on the program you want to be the Default Program and then click on the "Set This Program as Default".

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Step 6 : After clicking on "Set This Program as Default" it will show a message.

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Another way to set Default Programs in Windows 8

Step 1 : This is a very short way to choose the Default Programs. You can right-click on any file which you want tobe a Default Program and a drop down menu appears; you click on the "Open With" tab and then click to choose a Default Program.

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Step 2 : A window will be opened and you can select from it which one you want to be the Default Program and then click on it and then the ok Button.

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