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Windows 7: Missing internet listing on start screen

21 Jun 2010   #1
RobertD

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Missing internet listing on start screen

When I click on Start on my Windows7 desktop computer (Professional) there is a "choice" under the icon for that computer that reads "internet". When I click on Start on my Windows7 laptop computer, (Home Edition) there is no such choice listed. I have both on a shared Homegroup with the same workgroup name. Any I idea how to correct this? Thanks


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21 Jun 2010   #2
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Drag the shortcut to your web browser into the top portion of the start menu and rename the shortcut to Internet. Voila.
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22 Jun 2010   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Use the Group Policy Editor. I have Home premium so I can't post screenshots:

Start> Type gpedit.msc in the search box> Click on gpedit.msc in results

When you get to the Local Policy Group Editor window , navigate to this folder:

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar

Double-click the Add Search Internet Link to Start Menu entry to get to the proper screen.

On the Add Search Internet Link to Start Menu configuration screen , click the Enabled radio button and then click Apply and OK.

The next time you conduct a search from the Start Menu you will have the option of applying those search terms to your default search engine in Internet Explorer.

A Guy

Sorry, I should read better, I saw you had Pro in your system specs. I see the laptop has Home
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22 Jun 2010   #4
RobertD

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Sorry, my bad. The word should have been "network", not internet. I would hope to show my network by
clicking on that, as I can on the desktop PC.
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22 Jun 2010   #5
Product FRED

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Right click on the side panel in the start menu (in an empty space). Hit Properties. The "Start Menu" tab should be opened. Click "Customize". Scroll down and put a check next to "Network".
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22 Jun 2010   #6
dunfiddlin

 

Personalization > Taskbar & Start Menu > Start Menu > Customize > check Network
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23 Jun 2010   #7
RobertD

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Thanks

To FRED and dunfiddlin, many thanks for the help. That did the trick.
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