You are unable to change the home page in Internet Explorer 7

Article ID: 967753 – Last Review: February 10, 2009 – Revision: 1.0

You are unable to change the home page in Internet Explorer 7

Source: Microsoft Support

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Symptom

Important           This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure that you back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322756)

 

 

You are unable to set the default home page in Internet Explorer 7.0. When you launch Internet Explorer, it opens http://runonce.msn.com/runonce3.aspx (http://runonce.msn.com/runonce3.aspx) .

Cause

There are missing values in the registry.

Resolution

Warning              Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

To change the registry, follow these steps:

1.       Click StartCollapse this imageExpand this im, in the Start Search box, type regedit.

2.       In the Programs list, click Regedit.exe.

·          If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or click Continue.

3.       Find and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Internet Explorer Main

4.       In the details pane, click New, and then click DwordValue.

5.       Set RunOnceComplete to 1.

6.       In the details pane, click New, and then click DwordValue.

7.       Set RunOnceHasShown to 1.

8.       Close Registry Editor.

9.       Restart Internet Explorer.

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APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows Server 2003 IA64
  • Windows Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista
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