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I was wrking on a XP machine remotely with IE 8 his default homepage had been switched to Dell he was wanting it switched back. I went thru the steps in internet options and was unable to change it. Everytime I change it, it goes back to dell.com. I thought its protected by something like their antivirus. They use trend on line and i never saw any setting, I also thought thought superantispyware maybe protecting it but it was not installed. I set the browser to defaults and it still did not change. However I did not check the delete personal settings. I'm going to try that monday when I reconnect. Thanks for any opinions.
 

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I looked for spybot and did not see it. howeevr I checked the hosts file and it's exceptions was listed there. I looked for that reg key but did not see it. perhaps i was looking at the wrong place. Ill look at that location monday. Do I delete the file if its there?
 

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Don't delete the key. Just put in the desired start page.
 

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Make it easy on yourself. In Internet Options, Control Panel, Advanced, "reset IE settings" and then set the page to whatever you like and hit "apply" and "ok".
 

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Sorry I should have explained better:

Click Start => Run => type in Notepad, press Ok.

Please copy everything from the quote below into Notepad


REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"
Save this as fix.reg, Choose to 'Save type as' as All Files. Save it to your desktop.
It should look like this:

Double click on fix.reg & allow it to merge into the registry.
 
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