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I get an alert telling me that wmiprvse.exe has changed the home page settings of IE. I click to restore to the original settings but it keeps coming back How can i get rid of it?

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Could be a virus. Try running a virus scan and delete cookies.

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I would like to have my old home page back, msn.


On internet explorer go up to tools pull down the menu then to internet options then you will see a place you can fill in the Web page UHL and set it as the default home page.

Oct 27, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Google ie


If you inadvertently installed Chrome, and want your default browser to be Internet Explorer...
1. Uninstall Chrome.
2. Set Internet Explorer as your default browser. (Internet Options/Programs/click Make Default if it is not greyed out, and checkmark "Tell me if Internet Explorer is not the default web browser")
3. In Internet Explorer, go here... https://encrypted.google.com/
4. Set your homepage in Internet Explorer (see this... http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/change-home-page#ie=ie-11-win-7)

Jun 13, 2014 | PC Desktops

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Someone, a friend, messed with my computer, now i can't get google for a homepage and difficult to now get on facebook


If you tell us what browser you are using we may be able to tell you how to make Google or any page your home page.
Let us take Firefox.
Open your Firefox browser
In the Search bar at the top on the right, type in Google and click the search button (the icon of a magnifying glass)

Here is what you might see. In this case the first link is to google.ca (where the search originated)

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Click the first link to see something like this


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This is the actual (current page). If this what you want as your home page, do not enter any search keyword and let the page remain the current one.
Now look at the menu bar at the top of the Firefox window for the TOOLS menu. Click Tools, ad locate submenu OPTIONS

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Click the OPTIONS submenu. A tabbed window opens. Click the GENERAL tab. This is what you see.

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You see the three buttons Use Current Page, Use Bookmark..., Restore Default.
Now since the Google page is your current page (in the browser) click the button Use Current page and click the OK button at the bottom.
The Use Bookmark... gives you an alternative to selecting the Home Page. You could bookmark a specific page that you discovered while browsing and use it at a home page.
If anything goes wrong, you can still restore the default home page, probably chosen by the manufacturer.

Dec 22, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Gateway login


Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.
You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password-protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.
Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.
Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer."
Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear.
Log on as usual.
Method 2
Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool. This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer. Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.
Wait for the shutdown timer to run out and see the Welcome to Windows box displayed on the screen.
Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
Log onto your Gateway computer normally.
Method 3: Backup, Modify and Restore the Registry
Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
Click "Create a Restore Point," then click "Next" on the Welcome to System Restore page that appears.
Type any name for the restore point, then click "Create" on the Create a Restore Point page. Click "Close" after creating the restore point.
Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.
Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.
Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.
Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop
Click "String" on the Edit menu, type "logon.scr" (without the quotes), then click "OK."
Look for the ScreenSaverIsSecure value, then click "String" on the Edit menu, type "0," then click "OK."
Quit the Registry Editor
Click "Start" and "Run," then type the command below exactly as printed to restore the registry, then click "OK":
%SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe
Click "Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time" on the Welcome to System Restore page, then click "Next."
Note your computer may already be selected to restore to an earlier time--in this case, just click "Next."
Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page.
Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.
Click "OK" if you see a System Restore message listing all the configuration changes it will make.
Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.
System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.
Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.


Nov 18, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Set homepage


To add or change home pages in IE

  1. On the Start screen, tap or click Internet Explorer to open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to a page that you'd like to set as a home page.
  3. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Settings.
    (If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, and then click Settings.)
  4. Tap or click Options, and under Home pages, tap or click Customize.
  5. Tap or click Add current site, edit the URL if you'd like, and then tap or click Add to make the site one of your home pages.

The next time you open a new browsing session, this site and any other sites you've set up as home pages will load automatically.

Nov 13, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Weebly, home page has disappeared, how do I restore?


I assume you mean on your IE start-up page? Open Internet Options in Control Panel, on the General tab, Change Home Page, click Apply, restart IE. Also, in Internet Options, select Programs tab, open Manage Add-Ons, remove ALL unnecessary Toolbars and Extensions and Search Providers, set Google as default, check the two boxes to the left bottom. When adding new software be careful to look at EVERY page in install, uncheck/refuse ALL Toolbars, Search, home page changes. Don't blindly click next. I would run freeware MALWAREBYTES: http://www.filehippo.com/download_malwarebytes_anti_malware/ In the install UNCHECK the Trial Pro version, you want the freeware version, run a FULL scan, delete ALL results, reboot.

May 29, 2013 | PC Desktops

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Enter password unlock system


Getting locked out of your Gateway computer can be frustrating, especially when you have school or work deadlines.
You can get locked out of your Gateway computer in cases where a password-protected screensaver became corrupt, or if the you have set the default screensaver to use a screensaver that does not exist.
Gateway computers come with Microsoft Windows XP and 2000, including the professional versions of both.
Knowing how to unlock your a Gateway computer can save you time and irritation.

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys on your keyboard simultaneously to unlock your Gateway computer.
Type the last logged-on user's login information and click "OK" if you see a locked computer message along with "Only domain/username or an administrator can unlock this computer."

Press the "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete" keys once again when you see the Unlock Computer window disappear.
Log on as usual.

Method 2

Shut down the locked Gateway computer by using the Microsoft Windows Resource Kit Shutdown tool. This tool shuts down and restarts a Windows 2000- or NT 4.0-based Gateway computer. Note the dialog box that comes up called System Shutdown.


Wait for the shutdown timer to run out and see the Welcome to Windows box displayed on the screen.


Press "Ctrl," "Alt" and "Delete," which unlocks the computer.
Log onto your Gateway computer normally.

Method 3: Backup, Modify and Restore the Registry

Click "Start" and "Run," then type in the command below in the field box exactly as printed:
%SystemRoot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe


Click "Create a Restore Point," then click "Next" on the Welcome to System Restore page that appears.


Type any name for the restore point, then click "Create" on the Create a Restore Point page. Click "Close" after creating the restore point.
Perform this procedure before you make changes to the registry, just in case you make an error; otherwise, incorrect registry changes could create serious problems with your computer.


Click "Yes" if you receive a prompt to turn on System Restore at this point.
Clear the "Turn Off System Restore" check box by clicking on it, then click "OK," and repeat.


Click "Start," then type "regedt32.exe" (without the quotes) in search field box to modify the registry and unlock the computer. Press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.


Locate the scrnsave.exe value under the registry key below:
HKEY_USERS\.Default\Control Panel\Desktop


Click "String" on the Edit menu, type "logon.scr" (without the quotes), then click "OK."


Look for the ScreenSaverIsSecure value, then click "String" on the Edit menu, type "0," then click "OK."


Quit the Registry Editor


Click "Start" and "Run," then type the command below exactly as printed to restore the registry, then click "OK":
%SystemRoot%\System32\Restore\Rstrui.exe


Click "Restore My Computer to an Earlier Time" on the Welcome to System Restore page, then click "Next."
Note your computer may already be selected to restore to an earlier time--in this case, just click "Next."


Click the system checkpoint on the Select a Restore Point page.
Click "Guided Help (Registry Backup)," then click "Next" on the "On This List Select the Restore Point" area.
Click "OK" if you see a System Restore message listing all the configuration changes it will make.


Click "Next" when you come to the Confirm Restore Point Selection page.
System Restore will now restore the Windows XP configuration you had at an earlier time, and then it will restart your Gateway computer.


Log onto your computer as usual, and then click "OK" when you see the System Restore Confirmation page.

or
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu
Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
black screen should open DOS mode
this will vary depending on your operating system
type in net user username
For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator
It will prompt you to enter the new password.
Enter the new password and the password is changed
http://wiki.ljackson.us/Control_Userpasswords2
if this fails you will need to
Select safe mode with networking to download
you could download all of these or just one save them to a usb drive for later use if one fails to remove the password
Windows Password Recovery Basic
http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html
A CMOS BIOS password recovery tool
Editors note: This tool should only be used by experienced computer users.
Please see the enclosed read me if you would like to run it from Windows.
Failure to follow instructions (from Windows) will cause your anti-virus to flag this as a virus.
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My internet explorer8 home page keeps changing to www.golld.com and i ve been told it moght be a virus what can i do? if you know what is causing this for it to happen please tell me. If it is a virus then...


Firstly uninstall the internet explorer and reinstall it. After that set your home page to whatever you want, to set your home page, follow this steps, click Tools on the Menu - Internet Options - on the General Tab just below the "Home Page" type the url address of your desired home page, click apply and the ok.. This will solve your problem. Also check your ad-ons tool bars, and remove unnecessary tool bars.. Good luck..

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How do i change my homepage to Yahoo?


Bring up the browser window and let it load to whatever page it is set for. Once it loads, click up in the address bar and type in www.Yahoo.com and click enter. When the Yahoo screen loads, click on the "Tools" column and scroll down to "Internet Options". In this window the first area you see is the homepage tab. Click on "Use Current", this will make the current page your home page, which is Yahoo. Click apply and OK.

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IE7 enhanced security turned on for user groups but off for Administrator group,every time I click IE it changes my home page to nag message telling me Enhanced security is turned on or off whichever the...


open ur system in admin priority level and then change the settings once again and restart ur computer immediately,it wl be saved.
otherwise uninstall the IE7 and re-install it again and made the same changes again.

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