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How to download a web browser for the European Windows 7 system


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You’ve just bought the European version of the new Windows 7 operating system, and it has no web browser on it. What to do? How do you install a web browser with no obvious or simple way of going online? Sure you can laboriously find a USB key, load up a browser from somewhere else and import it? But isn’t there an easier way?

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Yep. Just click on the Start button, then in the Start Search bar at the bottom of the pop up screen, type in ‘hh http://getfirefox.com’ (without quotes). Expand the window a little with the mouse, click on the Download button (click yes to any script warnings) and select Save. Job done. Yep it’s a hack, you’re using the integrated Windows online help system, but it works.

 How to download a web browser for the European Windows 7 system

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • John

    Sorry, but it has already been announced Windows 7 will ship with various browsers pre-installed so the user can choose. ( obviously they'll click on the most familiar icon which is IE, sort of bypassing the point of the lawsuit )

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