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Set Default Homepage in Edge that users can change

Q: Set Default Homepage in Edge that users can change

I am looking for a way to set a default homepage in Edge, that is set initially to a custom homepage when users first launch Edge, but that is not enforced and allows them to change it, and then it is not changed back. For IE11 we use a group policy preference
that is set to run one time only and that works perfectly for this in IE11.
I am aware of the Administrative template GPO setting Microsoft Edge>Configure home pages, which does work to set the homepage in a enforced manner, but this does not allow users to change it.
I see many technet and other threads from 2015 with people trying to accomplish this, but none where someone actualaly found a way to do it, there seems be a set of protected registry keys don't don't allow you to change them and have it work. It seems very
odd that Edge is the latest and greatest Microsoft browser but that it lacks so many basic management features for customization.
Now that is is 2017 is anyone aware of a way to configure this in Edge using group policy preferences, registry keys, scripts etc? Anything that can be automated for a large number of Windows 10 systems?

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I changed it last December when I first go 10, now I want to change it again and all it change is the start page.
I have gone to settings and change it several times, when I open edge the page I want is there, when I click on home button old page shows up

A:change homepage in edge

Hello Wood,

You have your thread marked as solved, but in case it's not, the startup page and home button are separate.

Microsoft Edge Home Button - Add or Remove in Windows 10

Microsoft Edge Startup Page - Change in Windows 10

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I am having trouble resetting my homepage back to yahoo. Each time I go through the tools, internet options, and change the new address to yahoo, once I close it it goes back to some other website.

I have looked all around for help most of the day without results. Please help.
 

A:Can't change IE default homepage

Hi and welcome to TSG,

Please do this. Click here: http://www.sherrylynn.us/HijackThis.exe to download Hijack This. Save it to its own folder on your hard drive such as program files (not temporary files or the desktop).

Close all open windows and open HIJACK THIS. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”. Click on “Save Log” and save it to NotePad. Copy the entire log and paste it here.

DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET, most items that appear in the log are harmless or even needed. Wait for someone to analyze the scan and advise.
 

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I try to use AdwCleaner many time  but still can't change back to my default homepage
 
it change back to this page by it self.
 

 
 
DDS LOG

DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 11.0.9600.16518
Run by ましろ at 10:16:45 on 2014-03-02
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.932.81.1041.18.3957.2124 [GMT 9:00]
.
AV: ESET Smart Security 6.0 *Enabled/Updated* {77DEAFED-8149-104B-25A1-21771CA47CD1}
SP: ESET Smart Security 6.0 *Enabled/Updated* {CCBF4E09-A773-1FC5-1F11-1A056723366C}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
FW: ESET Personal firewall *Enabled* {4FE52EC8-CB26-1113-0EFE-8842E2773BAA}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\system32\atiesrxx.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k GPSvcGroup
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\system32\atieclxx.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe
C:\Program Files\Broadcom\Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter\bcmwltry.exe
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
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A:Can not change default homepage

Hi,please run the following scan:Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your Desktop.Start FRST with administator privileges.Make sure the options Shortcut.txt and Addition.txt are checked and press the Scan button.When finished, FRST will produce three logs (FRST.txt, Addition.txt and Shortcut.txt) in the same directory the tool was run from.Please copy and paste these logs in your next reply.

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Hello,
I'm having troubles trying to change my default homepage in my internet explorer 6.
It does not change when I try to use the tools->internet options->general->homepage.
I tried to restore to original settings too ( tools->internet options->programs->reset web settings ) and it does not work either.

I have Lavasoft Ad Aware6 and also pestpatrol and I deleted all suspicious things I had in my computer but it didn't help.

I have run regedit and looked for every entry that leads me to the annoying default homepage I always get (tooncomics.com and ziportal.com) and I have changed them for any other like yahoo.com but everytime I restart my computer, problems arise once more.

Does anyone know how to get rid of this setting?

Thank you in advance.

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Read here :

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

If you run this program - hit Scan. Then you may be able to spot the offending entry. If you are in any doubts as to what to delete - use Savelog and save it where you can find it, for example a Text File on your Desktop. Then lastly Copy / Paste the contents in another post in this thread for someone to take a look at.

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this is a similar problem to someone's earlier post, just a different default, i guess.

cannot for the life of me get rid of yahoo.ca as my homepage. have tried the usual "internet options" tabs ("use current", "use default", "use blank"), and although i'm not sure whether at that point you're supposed to hit "OK" or "Apply", it doesn't seem to make any diference. something's just plain fishy, is all....

thanks in advance for any insights, tips....

mezz
 

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I was wrking on a XP machine remotely with IE 8 his default homepage had been switched to Dell he was wanting it switched back. I went thru the steps in internet options and was unable to change it. Everytime I change it, it goes back to dell.com. I thought its protected by something like their antivirus. They use trend on line and i never saw any setting, I also thought thought superantispyware maybe protecting it but it was not installed. I set the browser to defaults and it still did not change. However I did not check the delete personal settings. I'm going to try that monday when I reconnect. Thanks for any opinions.

A:change www.dell.com default homepage

Is Sbybot installed by any chance?

Try this in a reg file:


Quote:




REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
"Start Page"="http://www.google.com/"

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Hey Techs'
How to change the default download location in MS EDGE on Windows 10 Pro on Surface Pro 3.

Thanks

AAb

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After the update of Windows 10 yesterday and noticed that all my PDF files open with Microsoft Edge not Adobe Reader? I would like to know how to change the PDF set up in default with Adobe not Microsoft Edge? All I see all the PDF files with the icon, Microsoft Edge on it.

John

A:How do I change default PDF program from Microsoft Edge to Adobe?

Solved How can I disable Edge from opening .pdf files? - Windows 10 Forums
Default Apps - Choose in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

should help.

Don't try to set defaults from within Adobe.

There are several discussions about Adobe in particular- I don't use it. My Sumatra pdf preference was retained after the upgrade.

E.g.
Solved Default programs repeatedly reset to programs/apps - Windows 10 Forums

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I have Win 10 V.1607. The default weather location on the Edge Home Page is Sidmouth, Devon. I do not live anywhere near there so I don't know how this has happened. If I go to edit on the weather app and change manually to my location and save it will change but if I close Edge and re-open it reverts to Sidmouth. If I edit and change to Always detect my location and save nothing happens. How can I set the default to my home town please? I have a desktop so I'm not going anywhere.

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In previous versions of Windows, a quick registry hack has let me create my main user (after the one in C:\Users created when installing Windows) in E:\Users rather than C:\Users.

This is the method I've used before:

Use Regedit to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and alter ProfilesDirectory, in my case to E:\Users.

Does anyone know if this works in W10, or will I be a path-finder?

A:Change default location for new users

The registry method, as told in this tutorial on our sister sister the Seven Forums has never been my favorite because of the way it handles the Windows Environment Variables.

In Windows 10 I recommend using the Sysprep method: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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In previous versions of Windows, a quick registry hack has let me create my main user (after the one in C:\Users created when installing Windows) in E:\Users rather than C:\Users.

This is the method I've used before:

Use Regedit to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList

and alter ProfilesDirectory, in my case to E:\Users.

Does anyone know if this works in W10, or will I be a path-finder?

A:Change default location for new users

The registry method, as told in this tutorial on our sister sister the Seven Forums has never been my favorite because of the way it handles the Windows Environment Variables.

In Windows 10 I recommend using the Sysprep method: Users Folder - Move Location in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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Hi. Sporting Windows XP Pro w/ SP3. I'm wondering if it's possible to change the default MIDI soundfont (if it is a soundfont), to a more high-end soundfont. I was tinkering around with some Creative software that gave me the idea that I could do that, though I haven't had much luck with my google searches. I don't seem to know the terminology to be specific enough to find what I'd like, so I'm hoping some human interaction can help me get there.

I was hoping the process might be something like:

Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices (or Audio HQ) -> Properties -> Browse -> Cool Soundfont pack.sf2 -> OK.

So when I swap and upgrade my soundfont pack for this generic "MIDI" sound, my various MIDI programs will play with the new and improved soundfont. Is this possible? I thought I had it, but it doesn't seem to have worked.

Audio HQ was the piece tied to Creative that I tinkered with and thought I upgraded, and I'm hoping to produce an improved effect on PTE.exe, a MIDI playing guitar tablature program. I don't know if it's program specific or if I can just adjust it through windows. I'm hoping the latter, as the former doesn't seem possible.

Is this the right forum for this? Please move me if it isn't. Thanks.

A:Can XP users change their default MIDI sound?

So I've gotten closer to my goal, and would like to share what I know, and perhaps clarify what I don't. So here goes.

This post is going to be part tutorial and part research. I have successfully upgraded my MIDI patch, though I do not know all the details encompassing the process, such as how it may vary for different OSs or sound cards. My impression is that it is soundcard-specific, so I should mention that this process is for Creative Audigy soundcards. And ultimately what I'd like to get out of this post, aside from helping others be able to update their MIDI sound font, is maybe a list of higher end soundfonts that can replace what I understand to be the stock MIDI sound. So let's begin the process (and do so by assuming you have the same sound card as me, for again, I don't know any other method):

First, select Start -> Control Panel -> Audio HQ


Then double click the Sound Font icon.


And in this panel is where we do our manipulations. Perhaps the first thing you want to check out is the Options tab. Under SoundFont Device, in my case, I have SB Audigy Synth A and B [9000], and they seem to have equivalent setups, and I can adjust each one individually.

Also here, you can control how much RAM you dedicate to processing the synth font. Selecting "too much" does not waste the memory. It will be used by other processes as necessary, but ensures you have enough to not slow down the production of sound.


Next, we go back to the first ... Read more

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I tried changing the location of a user's profile and it worked thanks to an article from this swebsite, but I deleted the whole user because I want to move the Users Directory all at once instead (from C to D for example). Is there a way to do so?
I found a website that explains how but it wasn't clear and had no screenshots so I got stuck on the second step.
That's the website:
Move the Users Directory in Windows 7

Thank you.

A:How To Change Users Directory Default Location?

Hello iwind,

The best option for this would be to use OPTION TWO in that tutorial you mentioned below first. Afterwards, create yourself a new administator account that will be created in the new location automatically. Once you log in to the new account, copy what you want (ex: shortcuts, music, pics, etc...) from the old account, you can delete the old account.

User Profile - Change Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

I am trying to set the group policy to disallow changing of start screen from default.

"Prevent changing start menu background"

However when I do so it is no longer the one I chose (I want one that's just a solid colour)

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How do I change the default to just be a solid colour without the patterns? - as this is the one it defaults to.

Thank you.

Timez

A:How do i change the default users Start Screen Selection?

Hello Timez,

By default, it should be whatever each user's Start screen is set as before you enabled the policy to disable changing it.

Start Screen Background - Enable or Disable Changing in Windows 8
If not, then set the policy back to "Not configured", set each users Start screen how you like using OPTION ONE below, then try enabling the policy again.

Start Screen - Change Background Color and Image

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I decided to use windows 10 OS in my organization, but the problem is Windows Start Menu. Is it possible to modify default start menu for all computer local and domain users? I dont want to see news, finances, xbox etc tiles in start menu each time when new user will login to PC. I want to create the same start menu myself for every user. Thanks

A:How to change default WIN10 start menu for ALL Users

Hello Fanzal, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Once you have the Start layout how you like it, you can pick up at step 2 in the tutorial below to specify a Start layout for all users in Windows 10 as well.

Start Screen Layout - Specify Default in Windows 8.1

Hope this helps.

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Since installing the November Windows 10 update (11/17/15) none of my favorites are being stored in the default Edge folder. While in Edge the favorites are available but when I go to the default folder they are not listed. Is there another location they may be being saved or has my default location somehow been changed? My AppData folder shows a creation date of 11/17/15 with no modifications being made in favorites since that date.

A:Microsoft Edge Favorites not in default folder but availalbe in Edge

Hello mongands, and welcome to Ten Forums.

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Microsoft Edge Favorites - Add or Remove in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums


   Note
Starting in in Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10565 and Windows 10 TH2 version 10511 build 10568, your favorites and favorites bar in Microsoft Edge are now stored in an ESE database file in the DataStore folder at the location below.


Code:
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\AC\MicrosoftEdge\User\Default\DataStore

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My default homepage has changed to http://default-homepage-network.com/index2.html

Any ideas on what I've done?

Hijack This Log follows:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 11:48:23 PM, on 12/27/2003
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISUM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton SystemWorks\Norton Utilities\NPROTECT.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\SPEEDD~1\nopdb.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\SymProxySvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\NISSERV.EXE
C:\Program Files\Norton Personal Firewall\IAMAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\NORTON~1\navapw32.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony Handheld\HOTSYNC.EXE
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Distillr\acrotray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Documents and Settings\Home Office\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://server224.smartbotpro.net/7search/?hkcu
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A:Help! Hijack This log. Homepage reset to http://default-homepage-network.com/index2.

Click on the link below and it will download CWShredder. Close all browser windows,UnZip the file, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "Next" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.

http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip

When it is finished restart your computer.

To help prevent this from happening again, I strongly recommend you install the folowing patches for the vulnerabilities that this hijacker exploits:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-011.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS00-075.asp

*Note: The simplest way to make sure you have all the security patches is to go to Windows update and install all "Critical Updates"
Come back here and post another Hijack This log and we'll get rid of what's left.
 

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How can I change the theme (background picture, etc) for the default profile, so that when new users log in and get a new profile created, they get a different theme than the one they currently receive?

A:How to change the theme in the default profile so new users get a different theme

Hi,
Let?s make things clear first, you just want to make new user install the changed theme, right?
If I still misunderstand, please feel free to let me know.
Generally, if an oem.theme exists in the profile, it will be loaded directly. If oem.theme doesn?t exist, HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\InstallTheme will be checked. theme manager will go ahead to use it to create the theme.
From my test result, if you  configure this registry in HKLM hive, when you load new user, it would create your specified theme:

If you have any feedback on our support, please click
hereAlex Zhao
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Hi guys,
grateful for any assistance here.
We have a pc, running win Xp home, and IE 6. Every time I try to open Internet explorer, the home page on screen, and in options, goes to www .007guard .com, then kind of gets in a loop. Therefore not allowing me to browse the web.
thanks B

A:Homepage In Internet Explorer Homepage Locked On Www. 007guard .com And Am Unable To Change It.

Do you have access to another computer so you can download programs to help fix this?

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Is show process for all users turned off by default with default UAC enabled?
You have to click a show all process for all users button on the bottom of task manager by default? Is this normal?

A:Is show process for all users turned off by default with default UAC e

Yes, it's normal. Use this if you don't want to do that.

Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

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Hi there.
Just wondering if there are any SKY GO users here --I love it for UK football (Premier league on Sky sports).

However because it still uses Silverlite security one is forced to continue to use IE11 (although I believe there are some unofficial workarounds to get this stuff to work on Google Chrome).
The Android app works fine but you can't cast to an external screen (Mirroring gets disabled) so you are forced to use a browser on a PC for relly nice HD pics.

SKY don't even seem to realize that W10 even EXISTS - and that's using UK call centres - once you get transferred to an Indian call centre - then it's another whole Ball game : "What's SKY GO -- We don't have any information on that Service " !!!.

Can't understand the logic here -- a service people will legally sign up and PAY for puts so many obstacles in the way of legitimate users accessing the service compared with some "Pirate streams" which work instantly without any mega problem that I often use these "Alternative streams" even though I am quite happy paying for the legal service.

Cheers
jimbo

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So anyone here use Edge heavily i.e mostly use Edge for everything, etc...

Plzz share your experience how is it working, any probs faced, incompatibilities with sites, etc...
 

A:Microsoft Edge Heavy Users

It is my secondary browser, Edge "out of the box" is safer than any browsers (out of the box) because Appcontainer integrity level. Until now i don't get any issues. I would use it all the time when extensions will be implemented.
 

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Firstly, my home page is set up to open in Duckduckgo but it opens in Bing nevertheless. Microsoft Edge sets automatically its default search engine to Microsoft edge and does not allow to reset it to DUckduckgo. Secondly, even if I use Duckduckgo, Microsoft
Edge tracks my loggings. I keep deleting the logging but is there a way to remedy it? Is there enough users to file class action suit for violating users rights ( select engine and privacy issues). Some engines allow to clear all search history upon closing
the browser. Microsoft Edge does not provide this option. Although, Microsoft implies we are using Ducduckgo, they blatantly track us. Where the data go? To NSA?

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Hi Microsoft team,
How to unpin Microsoft Edge from task bar for all users?
Win 10 version 1909
Regards.

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How can I put these standard commands back on the ms edge. I think I used to have them there, I use firefox now also, but I need these when I start up ms edge: File / Print / Save / Tools, etc. Thanks
 

A:Default edge

Edge never had them,
 

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I would like to share Microsoft Edge settings with other users on the same Computer in the same domain. Does anyone know how to?

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Hi Microsoft team,
How to unpin Microsoft Edge from task bar for all users?
Win 10 version 1909
Regards.
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I used the code below and followed this video: https://youtu.be/beNH4Lko9jg , It is work fine now
xmlns:taskbar="http://schemas.microsoft.com/Start/2014/TaskbarLayout"

<CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection PinListPlacement="Replace">
    <defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
      <taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Google
Chrome.lnk"/>
<taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories\Internet Explorer.lnk"/>
        <taskbar:DesktopApp DesktopApplicationLinkPath="%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\System
Tools\File Explorer.lnk" />
      </taskbar:TaskbarPinList>
    </defaultlayout:TaskbarLayout>
</CustomTaskbarLayoutCollection>

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My father replaced his Windows 98 machine with a new computer running Windows 7. He's currently on 32-bit ultimate, but we could change versions if needed.

He's really hoping there's some way to force Windows 7 into a single user mode, primarily so C:\users\All Users, Default User, Public, and his own user are merged into one. It's absolutely driving him nuts the way it is.

I've done quite a bit of searching and have came up empty. Before I said it couldn't be done, I'm wondering if anyone's heard of a way to do this.

A:Win 7 single user, merging users\All Users, Default User, Public, etc?

Just curious, but why does this annoy him so much? Surely it's not that complicated a system and all of his documents etc are stored in the same place, with more or less easy to use shortcuts to these directories placed throughout Windows 7?

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why does edge default to IE when going to .gov and .mil addresses?

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I set IE 11 as the default browser but every time I click on a link in an email I still get the question of which browser I want to open the link in.  I click Internet Explorer and select the "Always open with this app" and click ok. 
The next time I click on a link in an email I am again asked to select a browser to open. 

How do I fix this permanently so that IE opens instead of edge?

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When windows starts up, I have both users on the screen.But, when I go to log out of one to another,I don't have a choice of users. It will only allow me to log off only without having a choice to log into to 2 users? Help.
 

A:XP-can't change users-does not show all users.

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a puzzling problem I can't seem to delete the default home page.Is there a trick to it? pls help.

frustrated..rrrr
 

A:default homepage

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I have recently run into a very annoying problem.
Everytime I open IE it opens with this homepage.
http://66.250.130.194/index.php?acc=2002

I tried changing the default homepage by going to tools ->internet options -> change homepage...
But that too did not work.

I installed google tool bar which had google as the default homepage..but no luck..

ANy one any idea..Please help...

~abhi
 

A:Default HOmepage

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Is there anyway you can stop websites changing your default homepage? Every few days my home page changes to Yahoo.com. I don't visit any yahoo sites. It *ticks me off. It also adds a heap of links to my fav's.

(*edited by mod)
NOTE: If have elected to disable the Private Message & Email Features. Therefore any future use of profanity wil result in your posts being deleted.
 

A:IE6 Default Homepage

You have to disable some ActiveX features, I'm not sure what.

<a class="chlnk" style="cursor:hand" HREF onClick="this.style.behavior='url(#default#homepage)';this.setHomePage('http://www.3dspotlight.com');">Make 3DS your default homepage</a>

<script language="JavaScript1.2">
var bookmarkurl="http://www.3dspotlight.com"
var bookmarktitle="3DSpotLight"

function addbookmark(){
if (document.all)
window.external.AddFavorite(bookmarkurl,bookmarktitle)
}
</script>
 

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Can any one advise me how I can set Microsoft EDGE that is in Windows 10 to by default download to D:\Downloads?

Walter

A:How can I set EDGE to by default download to D:\Downloads

Hi:

I do not use Edge, but here is one suggested method (it dates from Aug 2015, but I presume the steps are still valid):






The download folder can be changed in File Explorer, the former Windows Explorer, directly.

Open File Explorer by clicking on the folder icon in the Windows Taskbar, or with the shortcut Windows-e.Locate the Download folder on the left side, right-click on it and select properties from the context menu.Switch to the location tab in the Downloads properties.There you find the current location listed. If you want to set a new folder without moving existing files, simply enter the new path, e.g. d:\downloads and hit apply afterwards.If you want all existing files to be moved, click on move instead, pick a new folder location, and select yes when the move folder prompt appears.Microsoft Edge will use the new folder for all downloads from that moment on.



How to change the default Microsoft Edge download location - gHacks Tech News

EDIT: And here is a tutorial right here in tenforums.com:
Microsoft Edge Downloads Folder - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

HTH,
MM

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Hi!
Is there a possibility to set the default document mode in IE edge to IE 5 so that IE opens all webpages in version IE 5?
Thanks
Michael

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Edge resets to default setting after every W10 update.

Can MS stop this please ?

Favourites are gone, I have to run xcopy to add back.
Google search is no longer the default search provider.
It also offers to remember password which I disabled.

Regards

A:Edge Resets to default settings

Hello and welcome

This is a common problem it seems although I have never had the defaults change or favourites disappear for Edge since I have been using it. My theory, but I have not yet proved it, is that it depends on whether you login with a Microsoft account or not. I have always used a Microsoft account for login and I find that all my defaults seem to be kept from one update to the next, immediately after a major update the favourites may not show but once the account has properly synced they are all back again.

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Hello,

I am having problems getting IE Win XP to change its default home page to another site that I now want to use as my home page. I have went to (tools) then (Internet options) and on the general tab click on (use current) and clicked OK. Also tried typing the web site in and clicking OK. It still always goes back to my old URL default page every time. I have went to folder options through the control panel and clicked on the part where it says ( apply to all folders). Not sure what else to do. Can you help me. Thanks. Will wait for reply in my email.
 

A:Win XP default homepage problem

Your problem has been discussed many times on this forum. Use the Search for possible solutions.
 

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hi everyone i am new here , i got the same old problem many ppls
had ... default homepage been hacked !!!

everytime when i restart my pc that homepage( not i want)
become my homepage ...... again

i tried many spy check program already , but all hopeless

so i DL the hackthis program ppls here recommand
and here is my logfile

someone pls help me ~~~
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.3
Scan saved at 0:38:21, on 2003-10-20
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\sstray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\VM_STI.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\Program Files\ICQ\Icq.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\KoKo Sun\Desktop\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {BC207F7D-3E63-4ACA-99B5-FB5F8428200C} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 5.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.ocx
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {A5366673-E8CA-11D3-9CD9-0090271D075B} - C:\PROGRA~1\FlashGet\jccatch.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name)... Read more

A:default homepage been hacked

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HeLp!!!

For some reason my default homepage has been changing for the last few days to some site that loads up numerous amounts of popup ads.

I dont know how this came to be and i'm usually pretty paranoid with what i download and usually am aware of most of the tricks with popup from other sites, e.g. click here to download etc...

Anyway I change the default homepage to say google.com and 5mins after when i load up a new internet explorer its reverted back to the first site with the popups.

plz help.
 

A:Help!!! Default homepage keeps changing!!

Zeo,

First go here :

http://security.kolla.de/

Download Spybot Search & Destroy > Install > click Online > click Check for updates > get all updates > then close Internet Explorer > again in Spybot click Check for problems > then click Fix all checked.
See this link here :

http://www.tomcoyote.org/hjt/

Follow the instructions to download Hijack This > Install > Run > Hit Scan > then hit Savelog > Save it ... for example to your desktop > then Copy / Paste the contents in another post in this thread.

Someone else here can take a look and advise you what needs to be removed.

As pointed out elsewhere - do not fix / delete anything yourself at this stage.

Just one suggestion - as this should really go in the Security Forum - hit Report at the top of your post and ask a Moderator to move it.
Hope you get everything sorted out. Have a good day.


RSM123
 

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I don't know what happened but my default homepage has changed to some clicksearchclick website!! My computer runs slow now, I can't change back my default homepage, I constantly get pop-ups and I am sometimes redirected to the clicksearchclick site when I am trying to go somewhere else. My husband's default page got changed months ago and his is about blank. Although he doesn't seem too concerned about getting rid of it, I thought I'd mention his problem too. If you could help with my problem, or both mine and my husband's, maybe I can soon breathe a sigh of relief!!

A:default homepage changed-HELP!

Download CWShredder and run it. Click on 'I Agree' button if you agree with it. Click on 'Fix' (it will automatically fix anything it finds for you) and OK. If it asks if you want to delete a certain random file, choose No and post that filename here. Let it finish the scan and then hit Next and Exit.

Download and install Spybot S&D. Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next click on the 'Check for Problems' button. Let it run the scan. If it finds something, check all those in RED and hit the Fix Selected Problems button. Exit Spybot. If you keep getting the DSO Exploit entries, even after you updated Windows and fixed them, then download the Spybot DSO Exploit Fix and install it over the current Spybot installation.

Please download Ad-aware SE and install it if you don't have it already. Make sure it's the newest version and check for any updates before running it. Also go here to get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. To run this tool, go into Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection. Also make sure to customize the settings in Ad-aware for better scan results. Run the scan and fix everything that it finds.

Please download HijackThis - this program will help us determine if there are any spyware/malware on you... Read more

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:11:50 PM, on 8/21/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\KlikBCA\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\GtFlashSwitch\GtFlashSwitch.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\IWP\NPFMntor.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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Just started today, this hijack where the homepage is default-homepage-network. Being a tyro, I was just gonna check the boxes bearing those words, but thought I'd check with those more knowledgeable than me (which is probably 98% of the users here).... Anyway, thx for any help,

Tyro Dude

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 5:05:51 PM, on 12/30/03
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\DIGITAL IMAGING\UNLOAD\HPQCMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SHARE-TO-WEB\HPGS2WND.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HEWLETT-PACKARD\HP SHARE-TO-WEB\HPGS2WNF.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT OFFICE\OFFICE\WINWORD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\UNZIPPED\HIJACKTHIS[1]\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://server224.smartbotpro.net/7search/?hkcu
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://server224.smartbotpro.net/7search/?002-nhp
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://default-homepage-network.com/start.cgi?hkcu
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A:default-homepage-network

Hi TyroDude

Welcome to TSG!

Click on the link below and it will download CWShredder. Close all browser windows,UnZip the file, click on the cwshredder.exe then click "Next" (Not "Scan only") and let it do it's thing.

http://www.merijn.org/files/cwshredder.zip

When it is finished restart your computer.

To help prevent this from happening again, I strongly recommend you install the folowing patches for the vulnerabilities that this hijacker exploits:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-011.asp

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS00-075.asp

*Note: The simplest way to make sure you have all the security patches is to go to Windows update and install all "Critical Updates"
Go here http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ and download
Adaware 6 Build 181

Install the program and launch it.

First in the main window look in the bottom right corner and click on "Check for updates now" and download the latest referencefiles.

Make sure the following settings are made and on -------"ON=GREEN"

From main window :Click "Start" then " Activate in-depth scan (recommended)"

Click "Use custom scanning options" then click "Customize" and have these options selected: Under "Drives and Folders" put a check by "Scan within archives" and below that under "Mem... Read more

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Hi Tech Guy, I want to use (http://www.protopage.com/limavady45) as my default home page, I have tried all the standard change homepage advice, but no matter what (http://www.google.com.au/ig/) keeps coming back. It over rides every thing else, and is driving me nuts. How can I remove it as my default home page ?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G620 @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4008 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1812 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 306561 MB, Free - 224796 MB; D: Total - 641799 MB, Free - 560788 MB; I: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 236603 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P8H61-MX
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Default Homepage for Windows 7, IE 10

If that is the case you must have some software that is protecting the system against change of homepage
presuming you have opened tools on IE Internet Options and on general tab you have copied that link to the home page box, after deleting google and then clicked apply and ok
 

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Recently my Firefox 18.0 homepage opens with

Alot Search provider pop up and tab
Pricecheck tab
Talk Show Tab
AOL tool bar

I do not want any of this stuff, but when I change everything to what I want and click on "Use Current" in general Options, this unwanted stuff still come up the next time I open the FireFox browser.

How do I stop this from happening? I certainly do not want my browser to open with multiple unwanted tabs.
 

A:Firefox homepage default

Have you tried Disabling or Removing those Add-ons?
 

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