I recently 'upgraded' my 5-year old PC from Windows 2000 to Windows XP Home Edition.
As you might expect, the standard Microsoft install sets the Internet Explorer home page as click here However, if you go to the Tools menu, Internet Option and select current webpage(whatever it is) as your home page, IE does not hold the setting. (i.e. next time you log on, it has switched back to msn.com)
Is there a way of making IE do what it is supposed to do and use whatever webpage you have asked it to use?
MSN might be useful at times, but I certainly don't want it every time I launch Internet Explorer!
Unfortunately copy & pasting my chosen webpage into the startup page (under Tools / Internet Options) and then clicking Apply followed by OK is not retaining the URL at all.
I think the problem may be 'deeper' in Windows XP, as the O/S is no longer retaining my energy management settings either. Even though I set the disc to shut off and the system to hybernate after a given time period, it is not doing so.
I must have (accidentally) changed something in XP as now I can save my own choice of home page, whereas before, the same actions (i.e. go to the webpage you want as your home page, select Tools, Internet Options, select the current page as your home page, Apply & hit OK), certainly didn't work as it was intended to.
However, I still need to fix the energy-conserving shutdown problem.