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yorkshirekid
09-09-2007, 07:35 AM
Just installed IE7 and can't change the home page. Done the standard tools/internet options/apply...thing, but it won't stick. I have no spyware etc installed, I'm positive. I've googled this but no joy and so am hoping for a good Kiwi solution please guys.

CYaBro
09-09-2007, 07:39 AM
Are you running Ad-Aware or some other anti-spyware program in the background?
These will stop the home page from being changed.

yorkshirekid
09-09-2007, 08:33 AM
No - nothing. Even turned off the FW and AV

Renmoo
09-09-2007, 08:56 AM
Yorkshire - you from England? :D

Have you got any toolbars running within IE7?

Cheers :)

yorkshirekid
09-09-2007, 09:15 AM
Not from England - I'm from YORKSHIRE !!!!!!

Anyway - I've cracked it. Hope this helps others. You need to open regedit and change or add these values:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"RunOnceComplete"=dword:00000001
"RunOnceHasShown"=dword:00000001

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2007, 09:26 AM
Did u go through the rigmarole of selecting whatever search engines etc you wanted to use?? BEFORE you changed the homepage?

yorkshirekid
09-09-2007, 11:17 AM
Speedy G - As i said, if: Done the standard tools/internet options/apply...thing, does not cover it, then I'm not clear on what you mean sorry.

Speedy Gonzales
09-09-2007, 11:23 AM
Well thats not what I meant. Go to tools / internet options / advanced . Click on reset.

Then start all over again. This time it should go to some site, asking u to select some search engines / save settings. Then change the homepage to whatever.

Close IE, then see if it works properly.

yorkshirekid
09-09-2007, 03:25 PM
Nope, that reset everything to default and i had to do the reg hack again. I did as you suggested up to the point:it should go to some site, asking u to select some search engines / save settings.
I never saw that offered. Thanks anyway SpeedyG. You've actually helped me in the past and I always value you input. Cheers :-)