Registry Hack to Set Internet Explorer Start Page

By Lowell Heddings on March 6th, 2007

System administrators will almost always set the default home page for the browser to the corporate website or intranet when building a machine. This is just a small registry hack that will set the home page for IE6 or IE7.

You could probably use this in a logon script to set to home page on all users when they login to the network.

Here’s the registry hack. You’ll potentially want to change the home page listed.

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]
“Start Page”=”https://www.howtogeek.com/”

Here’s a downloadable version:

Set IE6 or IE7 Home Page

Lowell Heddings, better known online as the How-To Geek, spends all his free time bringing you fresh geekery on a daily basis. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 03/6/07
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