When you try to change the Internet/E-mail links on the Start Menu from Internet Explorer and Outlook Express through the Taskbar and Start Menu properties on a Windows XP system, the changes do not take effect.

The problem occurs after installing a recent Windows security update, KB2926765. Normally this update is not available for Windows XP as it was released after support ended, but it will download and install on a Windows XP system that has been patched with the Windows POSReady 2009 hack. The update also affects Windows POSReady 2009 as it is essentially Windows XP.

After installing the KB2926765 update and restarting Windows, the Internet/Email links on the Start Menu will default to Internet Explorer and Outlook Express. Changing the links through the Taskbar and Start Menu properties does not work. To resolve the problem, open “Add or Remove Programs”, check “Show Updates” and uninstall “Security Update for Windows XP (KB2926765)”. Restart Windows and functionally should be restored to the Start Menu Internet/E-mail selections.

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