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Nov 19 2008   10:40PM GMT

The Definitive Fix for Internet Explorer 7 runonce issue!

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

After battling spyware till you have it on its knees begging for forgiveness, you’ll breath a sigh of relief, its finally gone, then you go to surf the internet and you get the dreaded Runonce page error. Two of the specific error URLs are below and

You can spend alot of time running around trying to find the fix, diving into the registry or you could just open notepad copy the text below and save the file as ie7fix.reg.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main]



Double-click on the registry file you created and you should be good to go! Remember to set your home page to 😉

I know this has been posted in about a billion places, but no one has ever explained it in english, so here it is. Enjoy.


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  • Nathan Simon
    Well if the above doesnt work, I found this additional registry file Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTTypeLib{EAB22AC0-30C1-11CF-A7EB-0000C05BAE0B}1.1win32] @=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25, 00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,69,00,65,00, 66,00,72,00,61,00,6d,00,65,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00 do the same as above, name it anything and import it into the registry and your runonce issue will be gone...
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