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    How to prevent users from changing Home Page in Internet Explorer in Windows Vista?



    With the help of this setting you can prevent user from changing the Home Page and set its various settings. This setting disables the Use current, Use default and Use blank buttons in Internet Options window.

    Home Page settings button disabled in Internet options window:



    Figure 1


    Note: To open Internet Options window simply open Internet Explorer and click on Tools menu and then select Internet Options



    Figure 2


    You can accomplish this in the following way:

    1) Open Registry Editor

    2) To set a desired home page navigate to the key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer \ Main in the left pane and double click the Start Page key value in the right pane



    Figure 3


    3) Provide the home page address in the Value data text box and press OK button



    Figure 4


    4) To disable the Home Page settings buttons navigate to the key

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Internet Explorer in the left pane



    Figure 5


    Note: If you can't see the Internet Explorer key then simply right click the Microsoft key and choose New and then Key options. Name it as Internet Explorer

    5) Right click the Internet Explorer key and choose New and then Key option as shown in the Figure 4

    6) Name this key as Control Panel



    Figure 6


    7) Now right click in the right pane and choose New and then DWORD (32-bit) Value option

    8) Name it as HomePage and double click it



    Figure 7


    9) Type 1 in the Value data textbox and press OK button



    Figure 8


    10) Close Registry Editor

    11) Restart the Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect


    Note: To allow users to change the Home Page settings simply right click the Control Panel key as created in step 5 and 6 above and choose Delete option



    Figure 9


    Click Yes button to confirm



    Figure 10


    This setting can be useful if any spyware or malware has disabled your Home Page settings.
    Last edited by juggler; 06-12-2009 at 08:39 AM.

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