Start IE7 without add-ons from:
Right-click the IE icon on the desktop. Choose Start without add-ons.
Programs> Accessories> System tools> Internet Explorer (no add-ons)
Does the getitnow page still appear? If not, look through add-ons (IE>
Tools> Manage add-ons.) Do you see an add-on that looks like it may be the
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Next guess... Go to Internet Options> Advanced> Browsing and check (check)
"Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates." Restart. Go back and
uncheck "Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates." Restart again.
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[MS MVP- IE]
"Jestr42" <Jestr42@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Thanks for the response Don. I should have included all this earlier,
> know why i keep forgetting.
> IE7 (7.0.5730.11 to be exact)
> WinXP-Media Center- SP3
> I have AVG 8 (free version) as well as Spybot 188.8.131.52 installed and
> running. I have had this computer for two years now with the current
> configuration and this problem didn't start occuring until my last update.
> am pulling my hair out trying to figure out what is happening.
> I have deleted my spyware, ran in safe mode and still can't get the change
> to take place.
> Thanks for your help.
> "Don Varnau" wrote:
> > Which version of Windows? (Including SP level- SP1,SP2,etc.)
> > Which version of Internet Explorer?
> > "Jestr42" <Jestr42@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:F81FDEED-A070-4707-B3E4-52F0748C2FA6@microsoft.com...
> > > Thanks but Automatic updates is "unchecked" in Browsing-internet
> > options... I
> > > turned it off already but it still takes me to the Microsoft site
> > of
> > > my own page
> > "Don Varnau" <don_04[at]varnau[dot]org> wrote in message
> > news:e1bFSluOJHA.3508@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi,
> > > Windows XP? Go to Internet Options> Advanced> Browsing and uncheck
> > > "Automatically check for Internet Explorer updates."
> > > "Jestr42" wrote:
> > >
> > > > Downloaded new updates three days ago (I have automatic updates
> > installed).
> > > > But now my home page has been changed to
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/windows/dow.../getitnow.mspx
> > > > Everytime I open IE it automatically goes to that address.
> > > > I have my original home page still set and it still shows as the
> > home page available.
> > > > When i click the home botton once IE starts it does go to my home
> > of
> > > > choice but no matter what i do i can't get it to open to that when i
> > start
> > > > I.E.
> > > > What do I need to do in order to change this back to what it needs
> > be?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks