It is possible that the employer's IT person/Dept will have to help with
Title bar: Try the VBS file from
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,
[MS MVP- IE]
"vbhand" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I received my laptop from my employer. It was earlier being used by
> 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
> 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
> 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.