Unable to set the home page.



Lucky
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
Hi,
In the internet explorer even thought I set www.hotmail.com as the home
page, when I close and restart the browser, it does not take the settings.

any idea what is theproblem.

Touchbase
07-10-2005, 01:15 AM
http://www.fjsmjs.com/IE/homepage.htm

Some ISP's provide a customized version of IE. Some Web pages will also
reset your home page and do this. One of the customizations they might make
is to disable the ability to change the home page, so that you are forced to
use their home page. You can re-enable this by making a small change in the
Windows registry.

In Regedit, navigate to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control
Panel

In the right-hand pane, right-click the "HomePage" value, then select
Modify.
Change it to: 00 00 00 00

Also change either or these to zero 0 instead of 1 if present:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
- DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet
Explorer\Restrictions] - DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001

If you don't have this key, browse to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

and in the right hand pane, double click "Local Page" and set equal to
"C:\WINDOWS\System\blank.htm" (no quotes) which will hopefully set your Home
Page to blank and then allow you to subsequently modify it using Internet
Options.

Exit regedit and reboot.


Startpage Guard
http://www.pjwalczak.com/spguard/

THE PROGRAM

StartPage Guard (SPG) protects your PC from cyberscam, by detecting and
preventing any unauthorized changes to your internet browser's Start and
Search pages. It is also capable of removing automatically most of known
"invaders".


"Lucky" <jlnarayana@comcast.net> wrote in message
news:RcWdnaVSsZtmggLfRVn-og@comcast.com...
> Hi,
> In the internet explorer even thought I set www.hotmail.com as the home
> page, when I close and restart the browser, it does not take the settings.
>
> any idea what is theproblem.
>
>


Unable to set the home page.