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I'm setting up a new Windows 8 HP pc. In Internet explorer,  Every time I center a new site in the address bar, I hear error tones and it won't accept the input.

It has Norton's anti virus which I want to uninstall and replace, but I can't find programs and features either.

I can't even change the home page in Internet Options. How do I fix it?
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Windows 8 will let you go nearly anywhere you want with IE.

First, use IE in the Desktop. Then reset it. IE, Tools, Internet Options, Advanced and click on Reset.

Second, I use Symantec (NOT NORTON) and have no problem removing Norton AV from the computer. Find Control Panel, and then Programs and Features in Control Panel. Then uninstall Norton and install your own AV immediately.

On the Desktop, right click, select Personalize and choose Desktop Icons at the left. Add Control Panel (and probably your own folder) to the desktop.

To fix home page, use Desktop IE, go to Google say. Then Tools, Internet Options, General and set your home page as always.

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TG-TIS--
If the above does not fix the problem, scan with your AV and perhaps also MalwareBytes.
If everything still does not work, I suggest a Repair Install.
http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/26095-repair-install-windows-8-a.html
It should not affect installed programs or personal data, but it never hurts to back up first.  

Of course if this PC is only in the setup stages, you may not have to backup and you also may prefer a Clean Install.
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>>  In Internet explorer,  Every time I center a new site in the address bar, I hear error tones and it won't accept the input.

So, is there a site there already?

And this may seem silly but has networking been installed on this machine?
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by:davidlevans13
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Best way to remove Norton products is to use the Norton Removal Tool.
https://support.norton.com/sp/en/us/home/current/solutions/kb20080710133834EN_EndUserProfile_en_us

Instructions for use are on the download page there.

To find anything on Win 8 go to Metro (tile) interface and just start typing what you are looking for and the search thing just happens.
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@TG-TIS - Thanks and I was happy to help.

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