Lock Down the Homepage in Internet Explorer 9 (ie9)

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lock the homepage settings downIf your computer is used by a lot of people such as your family members, friends etc. you know how annoying is to find out  your default  browser homepage was changed by someone. By default, Internet Explorer 9 (ie9) browser  doesn’t have any security system that lets you lock the homepage down nor its settings. However, thanks to a little hack you will be able to disable and turn off the homepage settings section so that anybody will be able to change it. Let’s see how to achieve this result easily.

Before starting with the whole procedure, Open Internet Explorer 9 and assign as default homepage your favorite website.

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search field, type regedit and press Enter.
  3. Locate HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\Policies\ Microsoft\ Internet Explorer
  4. Right-click the Internet Explorer folder located on the left pane and from the small menu, click New –  Key.
  5. Name the new key Internet Explorer Settings.
  6. In the right-pane, right.click any empty space and click New – DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name the new key Lock Homepage.
  7. Double click the Lock Homepage key and change its value  from 0 to 1.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Restart your computer for the changes to take full effect.

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