How to Set Chrome as Default Browser

Google browser is one of the major browsers in the world and who doesn’t want to make Chrome default browser. There are many different types of the browsers available in the web market, but this specific product stands out from the crowd.

World’s biggest search engines are backing it up to take over the browsing industry, and they want to use it to improve the search engine algorithm. The latest Chrome edition comes with a new interface, and it is intuitive & elegant design.

Give us an opportunity to show you how you can make Chrome default browser on the Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. I would like to inform you that Windows 8, and Windows 7 interface and features are similar, and you can make Chrome default browser with the same steps on 8th-edition, and 7th-edition.

How To Make Chrome Default Browser?

I assume that you have updated your Windows 10 copy to the latest build. But, you don’t need to worry about the build version because the default features navigation and options doesn’t change much in the latest build edition.

Windows 10:

Step 1: Type “settings” in the search bar, and click the first result. You can even click on the start button, and click on the gear icon above the power on/shut down button.

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Step 2: There are many options available in the settings, but you have to find “apps” and click on it. In this setting, you will find options and settings related to the Windows programs.

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Step 3: Now, you have to click on “default apps” to change the Windows default programs to your choice programs. In Windows 10 latest edition, they are calling software & programs as apps.

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Step 4: You have to scroll until you find “Microsoft Edge” in web browsers, and click on it.

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Step 5: The drop-up menu will display all browsers available on your machine, then you have to click on the Chrome to finish the changes.

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Step 6: And, that’s how you make Chrome default browser in Windows 10.

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You don’t need to click on “save” or “ok” buttons to complete the process. You don’t need to restart your computer as well.

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Windows 8 & 7:

Fortunately, Windows 7 & Windows 8 interface is the same because both Microsoft OS editions use control panel, unlike Windows 10 that depends on the settings panel.

Step 1: Click on the start button or search for the control panel, and select the first result.

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Step 2: Now, you have to click on “view category” at the top right corner. You have two more options 1) large icons, and 2) small icons. You can select large icons because the default apps feature available in the large icons.

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Step 3: Now, click on the “default apps” feature.

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Step 4: Now, you have to click on the “set your default program.”

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Step 5: You have to select the browser to make Chrome default browser.

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Step 6: You can view the description, and then click on the “set this program as default.”

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That’s it.

NOTE: I have used Firefox Quantum for the tutorial because I have not Installed Chrome on Windows 7 machine, and this is not a paid promotion, or we have any affiliation to the Mozilla.

You can use the Windows 7 tutorial to make Chrome default browser on Windows 8 machine as well. The interface might be slightly improved on the 8th edition, but the steps will remain the same because both editions depend on the traditional Windows control panel.

The disadvantage of Chrome as Default Browser

Many Windows users do not realise the disadvantage that comes with making the Chrome default browser. But, I think, every Chrome user should learn about to make the most of the computer performance.

  1. It opens the pages randomly when you uninstall a program or Install program. It opens the Chrome browser, and it will run in the background until you shut down the computer. If your machine has 2GB RAM or 4GB RAM, then you are wasting memory in the background.

You can use Process Lasso to slow down the Chrome.

  1. I consider that Google violates privacy more than any other platform. By making it default browser, you are indirectly permitting them to record search history and bookmarking for the Google Ads. I don’t have any proof to back it up, but the whistleblower Eden Snowden revealed that they are working with USA Government to spy on the people.

Google is a multi-billion-dollar company, and I cannot fathom what the company got from the bargain. These are the two concerns that I have with Chrome.


There is nothing wrong with using Chrome, but you should also be aware of the Internet business because you don’t want others to more about you than yourself. Let us know what do you think about Google Chrome in the comment section.

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