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Earlier user's name appearing in Title Bar; Homepage can not be se

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Old 08-19-2009
vbhand
 

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Earlier user's name appearing in Title Bar; Homepage can not be se
I received my laptop from my employer. It was earlier being used by someone
whose name keeps appearing in Title Bar of ALL the IE windows. I just
couldn't figure out how to remove it. Even when I upgraded to IE8, it doesn't
go. I want that name removed.

The homepage also is locked on to 'Google.com'. I tried changing it from
Tools - Options - General Tab. But it goes back to Google. I want to be able
to set a homepage of my choice.

I am using XP Version 2002 SP2 on Intel Pentium(R) M Processor 1.5 GHz 239
MHz, 1.24GB RAM machine.

Pls help.
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Old 08-19-2009
MHL
 

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Re: Earlier user's name appearing in Title Bar; Homepage can not be se
If possible, I would have the machine wiped and reset to factory settings
and then do all the updates yourself etc.. Otherwise, I'm not sure about the
name or homepage issues.

"vbhand" <vbhand@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I received my laptop from my employer. It was earlier being used by
> someone
> whose name keeps appearing in Title Bar of ALL the IE windows. I just
> couldn't figure out how to remove it. Even when I upgraded to IE8, it
> doesn't
> go. I want that name removed.
>
> The homepage also is locked on to 'Google.com'. I tried changing it from
> Tools - Options - General Tab. But it goes back to Google. I want to be
> able
> to set a homepage of my choice.
>
> I am using XP Version 2002 SP2 on Intel Pentium(R) M Processor 1.5 GHz 239
> MHz, 1.24GB RAM machine.
>
> Pls help.


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Old 08-19-2009
Don Varnau
 

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Re: Earlier user's name appearing in Title Bar; Homepage can not be se
Hi,
It is possible that the employer's IT person/Dept will have to help with
these, but...

Title bar: Try the VBS file from
http://www.dougknox.com/utility/scri...chgietitle.htm

Homepage: Are you running XP Pro, Home or Media Center? If you type
gpedit.msc into Start> Run does Policy Editor open? XP Home won't have this.

If Policy Editor opens, in the left pane, drill down through Computer
Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> Internet
Explorer. Select Internet Explorer, move to the right pane. Scroll down to
"Disable changing homepage settings." Right-click that option> Properties>
Explain> change the setting.
-
Hope this helps,
Don
[MS MVP- IE]


"vbhand" <vbhand@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> I received my laptop from my employer. It was earlier being used by

someone
> whose name keeps appearing in Title Bar of ALL the IE windows. I just
> couldn't figure out how to remove it. Even when I upgraded to IE8, it

doesn't
> go. I want that name removed.
>
> The homepage also is locked on to 'Google.com'. I tried changing it from
> Tools - Options - General Tab. But it goes back to Google. I want to be

able
> to set a homepage of my choice.
>
> I am using XP Version 2002 SP2 on Intel Pentium(R) M Processor 1.5 GHz 239
> MHz, 1.24GB RAM machine.
>
> Pls help.


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