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Windows 7: Internet Explorer 11....Cant Change Home page

16 Dec 2013   #1
Computertech101

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Internet Explorer 11....Cant Change Home page

I have windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit......custom built pc.....my problem is i cant change my home page when im in windows in IE11......i checked for viruses and spyware...none detected....i tryed to change it in safe mode...it allows me to change it....I reverted back to IE10 and same issue.....im read some place where something in the registry could be locked or deleted preventing me from the change...any ideas on what i could doo...my current home page is msn.com....im tryna change to google or anything else...when i go to change it...1 in 10 tries works......but after i restart the pc...goes back to msn


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16 Dec 2013   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

What antivirus app are you using?
Any other security tools installed?
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16 Dec 2013   #3
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

computertech101, Something tells me that you have two URL's in your browsers hope page space.
Use control panel and check out the internet options. There might be several blank lines in the home page listing with msn at the
bottom where you normally can't see it..

Welcome to the windows 7 forums.

Rich
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16 Dec 2013   #4
Computertech101

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Welcome to the Seven Forums.

What antivirus app are you using?
Any other security tools installed?
Im using avast free edition...thats all besides basic windows security
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16 Dec 2013   #5
Computertech101

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
computertech101, Something tells me that you have two URL's in your browsers hope page space.
Use control panel and check out the internet options. There might be several blank lines in the home page listing with msn at the
bottom where you normally can't see it..

Welcome to the windows 7 forums.

Rich
Thanks...

Can you explain more...in my internet options.....where it says home page...it says MSN.com... i delete it and put in a different site...press apply then ok...then restart explorer...nothing happens...i reinstalled internet explorer..that didnt work....
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16 Dec 2013   #6
Computertech101

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

im pretty good with the tech stuff..but this has be stoked....i read a few places other people explorer similar issues..and change some settings in the registry........but im hoping its more simple then that...but i dont know why it would be locked and work in safe mode..unless i have a bug that im not aware off
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16 Dec 2013   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computertech101 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
computertech101, Something tells me that you have two URL's in your browsers hope page space.
Use control panel and check out the internet options. There might be several blank lines in the home page listing with msn at the
bottom where you normally can't see it..

Welcome to the windows 7 forums.

Rich
Thanks...

Can you explain more...
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I think that richnrockville is saying that you might have some spaces - like this:

Internet Explorer 11....Cant Change Home page-ie-1.png

Internet Explorer 11....Cant Change Home page-ie-2.png

Of course, the word space will not be there - but they might cause the change to not take.


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16 Dec 2013   #8
Computertech101

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computertech101 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
computertech101, Something tells me that you have two URL's in your browsers hope page space.
Use control panel and check out the internet options. There might be several blank lines in the home page listing with msn at the
bottom where you normally can't see it..

Welcome to the windows 7 forums.

Rich
Thanks...

Can you explain more...
~~~
I think that richnrockville is saying that you might have some spaces - like this:

Attachment 297701

Attachment 297702

Of course, the word space will not be there - but they might cause the change to not take.
i have MSN.com on the top like the first image has it.....and i just highlight and retype Google on the top line...as far as spaces....hmmmmm......wouldnt reinstalling IE fix any issues...i never seen something like this before,besides virus or spyware issues
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16 Dec 2013   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The home pages are stored in the registry.

They should survive any update or downgrade to IE.

Notice in this video of mine that the homepage is set to about:blank



It survives the downgrade from IE10 to IE9 to IE8...

If you cannot scroll the list of homepages - then you don't have spaces hiding another homepage.
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16 Dec 2013   #10
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Bummer - I could have sworn that the homepages were stored in the registry.

off to chase that rabbit...

edit:
...the computer that I am on uses about:blank as the home page.
(or so I thought)
...searching the registry for about:blank did not find anything
...the Start Page value was set to about:Home
...and yet about:blank appears in the URL as shown in the video
...hmmmm
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