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    Star Lounger
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    Internet Explorer

    I am running IE Version 6.0 and Windows 2000 Pro. I just reformatted the hard drive and upgraded all the Windows security patches, etc. For some reason I am unable to change the Home Page in IE. It goes to msn.com and I have done the normal thing in Tools...Internet Options but it doesn't help. I've even looked online and found articles that gave some suggestions about making some changes in the Registry. I even tried that even though I know the danger thereof but it didn't help. Anyone have any ideas.? J. P. Zinn

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    Re: Internet Explorer

    Some security applications block changing the home page, or have that option. SpywareBlaster is an example.

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    Re: Internet Explorer

    Thanks Hans, I don't have any software on that machine that I don't have on another except the software to run the wireless network card. That wouldn't do it, would it?

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    Re: Internet Explorer

    Not as far as I know.

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    Re: Internet Explorer

    If you logon to limited account, group policy may prevent you to make changes in the Registry.

    Logon as Administrator and assign Administrative rights to your account.
    Logoff from Administrator account, logon to your account, open Registry Editor, navigate to
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain
    and edit Start Page string value to your desirable web page. For example,
    file:///C:/Documents/StartPage1.htm

    Close Registry Editor and remove Administrative rights from your account if necessary.

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