> On installation of Vista on my Lenovo Laptop the homepage in IE was set to
> Lenovo, I have changed this to BBC/NEWS and set this to be the only
> homepage I want.
> However at least 2-3 times each day it reverts back to Lenovo homeppage, I
> then have to reset it back to BBC/News.
> I ideas why this is happening.
Two ideas - 1) Lenovo has been naughty and locked your homepage (Bad
Behavior); 2) and/or you have a security program that is preventing changes
to your homepage. The latter is quite common and can be found in various
security programs such as Norton, McAfee, Spybot Search & Destroy,
Ad-aware, etc. So you should check to see what you have installed first.
For 1), I have these notes on how to modify Registry settings to remove the
unlocking. These notes were for XP so I don't know if they will work in
Vista. Please be very careful working in the Registry; a mistake can hose
your Windows installation.
Start/Run/Regedit (in Vista, Start Orb>Search box>type: regedit)
When Regedit appears in Results above, right-click it and run as
Administrator. You should export any keys you are going to change first so
you can restore them if things go amiss.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Inte rnet Explorer\Control
In the right-hand panel, right-click the HomePage value and select Modify.
Change the value to: 00 00 00 00
Also see these keys:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] "Start Page"
- DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001
Explorer\Restrictions] - DWORD "NoSetHomePage"=dword:00000001
Change the values to 00 00 00 00.
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