Internet Explorer - how do I set it up so that when it is reset it automatically displays my set homepage.

Posted on 2009-02-10
Last Modified: 2013-12-08
I'd like to create an nLite disk or at least know how to set a registry key that will allow me to have the homepage set to my website when IE resets.

e.g. I want the user to be able to change their homepage from the one I set but if they reset IE - I want the default home page to be my website.

As further detail the website will just be a Google search / powered by Google type setup with some branding.
Question by:dslip
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    Expert Comment

    Locate IERESET.INF in C:\Windows\INF, and modify the value "START_PAGE_URL=" under the strings heading, with your URL...

    Author Comment

    I have already tried modifying the iereset.inf file. This appears to have no affect on the outcome of a 'Control Panel > Internet Options > Advanced > Reset" command.

    Still redirects back to a msn site once reset. This is for IE7
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    Expert Comment

    Try this file....


    Modify this value.....

    START_PAGE                = ""

    (BTW, this is really more like a 150-250 pt. question..... Definately not as easy as I expected to be....)

    Author Comment

    Okay guys, just wondering if you had tested this with success? I have made the changes as advised, then I reset IE, and its still diverting to

    Accepted Solution

    Well... not solution as of yet. I'm closing the question

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