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I have a laptop running XP. When connecting to the internet wirelessly it is not displaying my homepage (google) or any other website. It has http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74005 in the address bar

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  • mamaalex Dec 09, 2009

    thanks for responding sunnylab85, but that didn't do anything.

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The easiest way to solve it would be to download Firefox Browser (from www.firefox.com) and forget about Internet Explorer. It's a better browser - more features and a bit more secure than IE. It will import all you favorites and more from Explorer (Watch for the opption when it first starts up.

Otherwise, you can let it go the website, then answer all the questions. What happened is it updated itself and wants to get settings from you.

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When it open go to tools on the address bar click on internet options the click on general and edit the homepage address to your choice

Posted on Dec 09, 2009

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    Sunday Ojelabi Dec 09, 2009

    then try and install another internet explorer on you system maybe you can install explorer 7 0r 8

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