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Windows 7: IE 9 Homepage Won't Change

31 Jan 2013   #1
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
IE 9 Homepage Won't Change

A couple of years ago new software installed crapware that captured my homepage and wouldn't allow me to change it back to my preferred. I ultimately found the appropriate steps in a forum to rectify that. As I recall, it called for removal of a startup program and a registry change, but I'm not certain.

I recently removed a few unused programs and ran a registry cleaner. My IE 9 homepage was immediately changed to about:blank (no caps & no space). I used WinPatrol Plus to look at my startup programs and I don't see anything obvious. I also searched my registry for keywords homepage and blank. There was nothing obvious there, either.

I'm confident that this isn't a redirect virus.

Any suggestions for recovering my homepage?


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31 Jan 2013   #2
ziffel

Windows 7 HP 64bit, SP1
 
 

Here's an MS Support article on repairing/reinstalling IE in Win7:

How to reinstall or repair Internet Explorer in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP
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31 Jan 2013   #3
braddersz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

You havn't mentioned anything about manually changing the Page yourserf within IE9.

Internet Explorer Home Page - Add or Change

Open your browser, Click on Tools, - Internet Options, Under the Home Page option, in the white box, Type www.myhomepage.com

Then press Ok. CLose IE, then re-open. Your home page should have changed from AboutBlank to what ever you typed in.?
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31 Jan 2013   #4
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by braddersz View Post
You havn't mentioned anything about manually changing the Page yourserf within IE9.

Internet Explorer Home Page - Add or Change

Open your browser, Click on Tools, - Internet Options, Under the Home Page option, in the white box, Type www.myhomepage.com

Then press Ok. CLose IE, then re-open. Your home page should have changed from AboutBlank to what ever you typed in.?
Oh! Dumb me! I thought that it was implied in the thread subject: IE 9 Homepage Won't Change. I'll try to make myself clear the next time.
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31 Jan 2013   #5
pmillen

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

I installed IE 10. I was then able to use Tools/Internet Options/General-Home page to return to my preferred. Neither Tools/Internet Options/General-Home page nor the pull-down associated with the Home (Alt + M) icon would allow it when I was using IE 9.
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