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Internet Options dialog opens when you click the Start Menu Internet link

When you click the Internet link in Start Menu, the Internet Options dialog opens instead of opening the default Web browser. Also, when you right-click the Start Menu Internet link, Internet Properties will be the default option (in bold)

This happens if the Start Menu default browser is not set. To set the Start Menu default Internet browser, try this:

  • Right-click Taskbar, Properties, click Start Menu tab
  • Click Start Menu radio button, and choose Customize
  • In the Show on Start Menu section, select a browser
  • Click OK and close the dialog