Re: 2 problems
For the first one, you just need to go to "add/or remove programs" in control panel. In the window, go to the right and look down at the bottom... where it says "set access and desfaults". All you have to do, is click there and go to custom. From there, set the default web browser and you're done! For 2, you're joystick might be old. Try a new one. I'm sorry, but I don't have much experience with joysticks... hope it helps though. Btw... welcome to CF! Enjoy your stay here.
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