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How to Change default Web Page

By lapfama ·
Hello,

I just bought a computer and comes with a predefined web page when I open IE.
To solve the problem it is not just changeing the deafult page using Tools -> Internet Options -> General Tab->... bla, bla, bla
Using this method it just changes it temporarely, because when I restart the computer it goes back to the default page.

There is something that has to be modified somewhere else.

thanks in advance for your comments.

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Toolbar or IE Add-on

by bincarnato In reply to How to Change default Web ...

If your PC has the yahoo, google, or any other toolbar it probably has been set to keep the homepage set to a certain thing. Check those.

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Not solve

by lapfama In reply to Toolbar or IE Add-on

thanks for your reply.
the yahoo toolbar is disabled; and the google one I created myself.
the default page is a redirect query:
http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?...
and takes me to a compaq/aol combination page

Any other idea?

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What IE Version

by omnknt232006 In reply to How to Change default Web ...

What version IE are you running? IE 7 comes with this default page that asks you to set your security preferences and everything. Is that it?

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Yes it's IE 7.0

by lapfama In reply to What IE Version

that's the version, but I don't see where the default page is set in there.
Can you help me, please?

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What I had to do

by omnknt232006 In reply to Yes it's IE 7.0

I had to set my default search and then answer the four security questions before I could change the default web page. It takes about 30 seconds and then after that I could set the default page to whatever I wanted. I think its set up to just run once so after you answer the questions it won't pop-up again.

Hope this helps.

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You got it!!

by lapfama In reply to What I had to do

That does it.
Thank you very much.

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Could it be

by wesley.chin In reply to How to Change default Web ...

Could it be hardwired in the registry?

try doing a repair installation.

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Thanks

by lapfama In reply to Could it be

I got it using the previous post

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Complete Answer

by lapfama In reply to How to Change default Web ...

In order to change the DEFAULT page one has to change the registry keys.
Here is how:
1- Open command line
2- type in 'regedit'
for changeing the 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE' and 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' the steps are the same:
Go to: SOFTWARE -> MICROSOFT -> INTERNET EXPLORER -> MAIN; on the right pane select 'Default Page' and change it.
For the 'HKEY_USER' the folders are have numbers; here you will have to find which one has the path described before.

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