I sincerely appreciate all of you that have answered and addressed my concerns before. As per some of your recommendations I have been using Google Chrome browser and the speed is unbelievable. However, I still use Firefox, and at times even IE 8 using Windows 7 on a new Gateway i3 Intel desk top.
What I am wondering, is it necessary to have one of these mentioned browsers set as default?
For several weeks somehow none of them was set as default until this afternoon, when Microsoft sent me the link for the new IE 9 Internet Explorer Platform Preview. When I download the platform preview once again IE 8 became the default browser.
If it isn’t necessary to need a default browser, could someone please advise me how to remove IE 8 from being the default browser? It appears I have forgotten how I removed it as the default browser the first time.