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Internet Explorer 8 and 9 - Enable or Disable First Run Set Up Pop-up

How to Enable or Disable Internet Explorer First Run Set Up Welcome Screen
Published by Brink
25 Sep 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Internet Explorer First Run Set Up Welcome Screen

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This will show you how to enable or disable the Set Up Windows Internet Explorer 8 or Set up Internet Explorer 9 first run customize settings welcome screen when Internet Explorer is opened for the first time for all users on the computer.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Set Up Windows Internet Explorer 8
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OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Disable IE8 & IE9 First Run Set Up, and have IE Open to the "Welcome to Internet Explorer" Web Page
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_IE_First_Run_Open_Welcome_IE_Page.reg
download
B) Go to step 4.
2. To Disable IE8 & IE9 First Run Set Up, and have IE Open to the Users Home Page
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_IE_First_Run_Open_Home_Page.reg
download
B) Go to step 4.
3. To Enable IE8 & IE9 First Run Set Up
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_IE_First_Run.reg

download
4. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

5. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

6. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

7.When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg files if you like.






OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, and Internet Explorer. (see screenshot below)
Internet Explorer 8 and 9 - Enable or Disable First Run Set Up Pop-up-gpedit-1.jpg
3. In the right pane, right click on Prevent performance of First Run Customize settings and click on Edit. (see screenshot above)

4. To Enable IE8 & IE9 First Run Set Up
A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled. (see screenshot below step 7)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.
B) Go to step 7.
5. To Disable IE8 & IE9 First Run Set Up, and have IE Open to the "Welcome to Internet Explorer" Web Page
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 7)
B) Under Options, click on the drop down menu and select Go directly to "Welcome to IE" page. (see screenshot below step 7)

C) Go to step 7.
6. To Disable IE8 & IE9 First Run Set Up, and have IE Open to the Users Home Page
A) Select (dot) Disabled. (see screenshot below step 7)

B) Under Options, click on the drop down menu and select Go directly to home page. (see screenshot below step 7)
7. Click on OK. (see screenshot below)
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8. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn
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17 Dec 2013   #1
Kitty Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, Shawn, I'll probably use Option Two later today. That IE splash just gets more annoying every time I see it.

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Yup, nailed that thing. Thanks again

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