Tip & How-To about Microsoft Internet Explorer 8

Reenable Internet Explorer homepage

Sometimes it happens you do not have access to edit your homepage in Internet explorer (it is grayed out). This can happen if you did have virus or other bad stuff on the computer. You can do one thing then, simply copy this text here under and insert it in Notepad and save it under the name:
iegentabs.reg
Double click on the file then, that´s it :O)

For more specific procedure, you have to then : open Notepad(leave it open).(You find Notepad in : Start- All Programs- Accesories).
Then go to : Start- Control Panel- Folder Preferences- View- here deselect hide filetypenames for knowing filetypes- press apply and ok.

Then you have to give the text you have copy in Notepad a name, therefore in Notepad choose File- Save As- and then type iegentabs.reg and save it on your Desktop. Then simply double-click on the file iegentabs.reg and choose ok to apply to the registry. Now a window should come up with succesfully applied to the registry, press ok to that. You should now be able to edit your Internet Explorer 8 homepage :O).

Remember!!: to re enable the hide filetypenames for knowing filetypes after saving the notepad file, do it in this way : go to : Start- Control Panel- Folder Preferences- View- here select (check) hide filetypenames for knowing filetypes- press apply and ok.

This is tested on windows xp Internet Explorer 8.

Text to copy to the notepad (and save as iegentabs.reg when you have the option to view filetypenames of most common filetypes (see above)):

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerControl Panel]
"GeneralTab"=dword:00000000
"ProgramsTab"=dword:00000000
"SecurityTab"=dword:00000000
"ContentTab"=dword:00000000
"PrivacyTab"=dword:00000000
"AdvancedTab"=dword:00000000
"ConnectionsTab"=dword:00000000
"HomePage"=dword:00000000
"Accessibility"=dword:00000000
"CertifPers"=dword:00000000
"CertifSite"=dword:00000000
"SecChangeSettings"=dword:00000000
"SecAddSites"=dword:00000000
"FormSuggest"=dword:00000000
"FormSuggest Passwords"=dword:00000000
"Connwiz Admin Lock"=dword:00000000
"Settings"=dword:00000000
"ResetWebSettings"=dword:00000000
"Connection Wizard"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerControl Panel]
"GeneralTab"=dword:00000000
"ProgramsTab"=dword:00000000
"SecurityTab"=dword:00000000
"ContentTab"=dword:00000000
"PrivacyTab"=dword:00000000
"AdvancedTab"=dword:00000000
"ConnectionsTab"=dword:00000000
"HomePage"=dword:00000000
"Accessibility"=dword:00000000
"CertifPers"=dword:00000000
"CertifSite"=dword:00000000
"SecChangeSettings"=dword:00000000
"SecAddSites"=dword:00000000
"FormSuggest"=dword:00000000
"FormSuggest Passwords"=dword:00000000
"Connwiz Admin Lock"=dword:00000000
"Settings"=dword:00000000
"ResetWebSettings"=dword:00000000
"Connection Wizard"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoFolderOptions"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwarePoliciesMicrosoftInternet ExplorerRestrictions]
"NoBrowserOptions"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

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