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Windows 7: IE11 configuration, start page and search engine issues

25 Mar 2018   #1

Win 7 professional
IE11 configuration, start page and search engine issues

I had to reinstall the wife's win7 home OS. With IE11 I have been unable to change the start page to "about:blank" from Additionally when trying to get the more search providers "404 - file or directory not found" is returned.
I have tried several registry tweeks and disabled DOMstorage to no avail.

Any help will be appreciated, John.

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25 Mar 2018   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Open Control Panel & select Internet Options, when that opens, look under the General tab & you should be able to change the Home Page to what you want. Of course you will have to put in the full internet address for your desired home page.

Sorry that info that was here was for the wrong thread. I am having modem problems & have to get info in when it is actually working. So I am sorry if confused you.
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27 Mar 2018   #3

Win 7 professional

Editing the "start page" registry key in safe mode solved the first problem.
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27 Mar 2018   #4

Win 7 professional

A visit to Internet Explorer gallery enabled me install the search engine I wanted avoiding the the 404 error when trying to go the addon route.
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