I have two internet browsers installed on my computer (windows Xp home edition), internet explorer and mozilla firefox. I am unable to change the home page in internet explorer. If I go to settings/control panel/internet options, the home page box is‘greyed’ out therefore can’t change anything. As an alternative if I open internet explorer and go to tools/internet options it comes up with a message ‘This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator’ . Can anyone advise what settings I need to alter in order for me to change my ‘home’ page.
Installing a copy of Internet Explorer from an ISP CD will change a Registry setting to lock the home page to the ISP's home page.
To unlock it, start Regedit and open the folders Hkey_Current_User, Software Policies, Microsoft, Internet Explorer, Control Panel. In the righthand pane you should see a value named HomePage. Select the value name and delete it. When you restart Explorer you should find that the buttons are now enabled.
You can get hold of a free IE personaliser from - click here This enables you to get rid of other customisation done by the service provider such as the words 'Internet Explorer supplied by ...' in the titlebar.
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