How to Disable Browser Choice Update Screen on Windows [Quick Tip]

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  1. How to Disable Browser Choice Update Screen on Windows [Quick Tip] http://bit.ly/d6byrp Tech.alltop

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  3. Bob Powell says:

    Oh sweet mother of god – thank you!

  4. Sydny Tech says:

    Thankyou. I accidentally installed it much to my annoyance. Thought id be stuck with it forever.

  5. Martin J says:

    It really works! :-)
    I wasted a whole eve trying to disable or delete it and it was driving me MAD, but your trick did the job.
    Can’t thank you enough.
    Cheers.

    • Mezanul says:

      Hello Martin J,

      I am happy that the solution helped you! :)

      P.S. Why don’t you share the above solution with your peers and friends? They will surely be thankful to you! ;)

  6. Victor says:

    Just a small but important addition:
    On Windows XP 64 bit, the key sits in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\BrowserChoice

  7. jarze says:

    Disable? How about how to remove this ‘program’?

  8. johnybasha shaik says:

    HI,
    I AM NEW TO APPLICATION PACKAGING. MY ROLL IS GIVING PERMISSIONS TO USERS ON DIFF PACKAGES (APPLICATIONS). HOW TO GIVE PARTICULAR APPLICATIONS FOR A PARTICULAR GROUPS OF USERS BY USING GROUP POLICY AND ACTIVE DIRECTORY ?
    PLZ GIVE ME STEP BY STEP PROCESS ON WIDOWS OPERATING SYSTEM.

  9. EOin says:

    I have just tried this and my computer is now fecked! I rebooted and the toolbar looks weird and the screen goes black and I can’t do anything! I tried removing the above registry key and it was resorted back to previous! Now writing this from my iPhone :(

  10. ElFantin says:

    A system administrator has no right to prevent users from choosing the browser they want to use. Besides, limiting a freedom guaranteed by a European directive is unlikely to be lawful.

  11. professorhat says:

    Rubbish, of course they do. Any company has the right to limit the programs installed by users of equipment the company has paid for. It’s called compliance and security.

  12. ZM says:

    I have a new Windows 8 machine and I have tried your trick to get rid of the browsers choice window but it keeps coming up with a error message saying that there is an error writing to registry. Any ideas on how I can get round this?

  13. Can says:

    Go to Run type msconfig on and disable browser choice as simple as that.

  14. Jon says:

    Why go through all this trouble when it is just as easy to open the task manager, go to the start-up tab and disable start up of the browser choice window?

    And more importantly: Why did microsoft not handle this with a checkbox on the menu itself? =/

  15. Aquawater says:

    In Windows 7 I found the task in the task schedule program of Windows where I could delete the task.
    In Windows 8.1 I disabled the ‘Browser Choice’ in the Task Manager under the ‘Start-up’ tab, but for some reason it still came up this morning.
    Now I will try the regedit tip above in Windows 8.1

  16. ∆ [c0d3r28] ∆ says:

    this registry entry does not exist in Windows 8.1, It doesn’t seem to appear anywhere. Disabling it in startup does the trick

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