Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to suppress "Set up Windows Internet Explorer 8" start popup?

25 Sep 2010   #1

win7pro 64bit
How to suppress "Set up Windows Internet Explorer 8" start popup?

After setting up Win7 my Internet Explorer start sometimes with a
"Set up Windows Internet Explorer 8" (see attached snapshot).

The user has only the choice between two buttons: NEXT and ASK ME LATER.
But I miss a button "Don't display this dialog again"

How can I permanently suppress/disable this popup?


Attached Images
How to suppress "Set up Windows Internet Explorer 8" start popup?-set-up-windows-internet-explorer-8-popup.png 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

Try pressing next and then deselect all the defaults if you are using another browser, make it the default browser,

Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

If you don't want to see it at all you could turn it off in features,

Windows Features - Turn On or Off

Attached Images
How to suppress "Set up Windows Internet Explorer 8" start popup?-ie8.jpg 
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

You just need to disable the first run settings. You can do it in the registry or via group policy editor. This page explains all the methods.

Internet Explorer 8 and 9 - Enable or Disable First Run Set Up Pop-up
My System SpecsSystem Spec

25 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Seems like it would be just as fast and easier to simply type in your perferences, after that it won't show up again. IE9 has a faster method to fill out the perferences.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How to suppress "Set up Windows Internet Explorer 8" start popup?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
"Windows Explorer Not Working" message on Start-up,causes blank screen
I recently received an old laptop that was factory restored from a relative, and started using to play games. Recently, however, I began to receive the message "windows explorer is not working" on startup, and about half the times it would go away and I would be able to use the computer (if i hit...
General Discussion
"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer"
"dependency chain" "windows 7" internet "windows explorer" At the time of this writing, this search in Google will produce one result at best. Am I searching the wrong things? I have tried a couple handfuls of variants, and I am coming up with zilch. Though I am fairly well versed in...
System Security
"Open Windows Explorer" on Start button is not working
When I right-click the Start button and select "Open Windows Explorer", nothing happens. Using the Windows Explorer link in the Start Menu or anywhere else works fine... Where are the settings for that "Open Windows Explorer" option stored? Has anyone seen this problem?
General Discussion
How to suppress "Shortcut to ..." when creating a short
Is there a way to tell Win7 NOT to prepend automatically a "shortcut to" when I create a shortcut to an existing file? This was possible in WinXP. So I guess it is possible in Win7 too. But how exactly? Peter
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App