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Old 09-25-01, 11:38 PM
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IE registry help Win98

Hello all I was wandering if anyone knew the registry key that i have to modify on IE 5.01 on Win98 to change the Hompage. Someone installed AOL and it changed the hompage on IE and will not let me change it to anything else in the internet settings. THX for any help
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Do a Find in regedit for www.aol.com or whatever it is. It should find the string. But it may be more than just that. Something may be setting it back.
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first question when you go to tools and then internet options the first option under General should be the home page is this no longer there or is it greyed out and it will not let you click it and change it?


second question did they install aol's version of internet explorer on your system. if so then reinstall IE after uninstalling aol's version of IE.

make sure you download the regular version before uninstalling aol's version
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Originally posted by gcribbs
first question when you go to tools and then internet options the first option under General should be the home page is this no longer there or is it greyed out and it will not let you click it and change it?
Exactly!!


second question did they install aol's version of internet explorer on your system. if so then reinstall IE after uninstalling aol's version of IE.
They ran a aol set up then uninstalled it, but its still there

make sure you download the regular version before uninstalling aol's version
was uninstalled still there lol
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Originally posted by olie029

Exactly!!




was uninstalled still there lol
so you uninstalled aol's version of IE then reinstalled regular IE and the option to change it is still not there.

That would piss me off

did you try a search in regedit to see if you could find the key(using find)

frankly this could be a disaster if you delete the wrong key. so you would need to be sure.

I guess when it comes to AOL the only answer is reformat and reinstall everything from scratch
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Man dont even joke LOL Its a PC for my mom, if its a registry key that might screw up the whole thing. Im not even goign to bother. Its my moms first pc worse comes to worse Ill put a link in for her LOL
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Ouch...I hate AOL...i think it's like 30-40 windows sytem files it replaces when it's installed... just don't do it...

as for key name try this...

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main

the value is.... "Start Page"
and value data is... "http://www.msn.com/"

or whatever your homepage you choose is.

i found it by running a search for my current home page http://www.msn.com/
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just tested it...it works...i changed mine to http://www.yahoo.com by changing that value data...give it a go man.
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Originally posted by TheSilverSurfer
just tested it...it works...i changed mine to http://www.yahoo.com by changing that value data...give it a go man.
THX man ill give this a shot.

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