Workaround for Windows 11 default browser notification

Update: The 11 July 2023 Windows 11 Cumulative update has resolved this issue. BAPCo recommends users testing with Windows 11 apply the KB update prior to installing and testing BAPCo benchmarks. See details from Microsoft.

Windows 11 build 1848, launching a browser other than Microsoft Edge may prompt the user to choose a default browser.

To avoid this prompt causing issues during benchmark runs, follow this procedure to workaround the issue.

  1. Install Windows 11 image
  2. Apply Windows 11 updates, if desired
  3. Be sure all drivers are installed and updated
  4. Disconnect from the Internet
  5. Install your BAPCo benchmark product
  6. Reboot
  7. Select the taskbar search box and type ‘Default Apps’
  8. In ‘Default Apps’ control panel search box, type ‘Google Chrome’
  9. Click the button to set Chrome as the default browser
  10. Reboot
  11. Run benchmark